Athletics – Diamond League – Stockholm, Sweden – July 4, 2021. Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng in action during the women’s 3000m hurdles. [REUTERS/Christine Olsson/tt]

Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich produced a season’s best performance in the 800 metres, coming from behind to win in 1:43:84 at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

Canada’s Marco Arop was second in 1:44:00 and Elliot Giles of Britain third in 1:44:05.

Former world champion Hyvin Kiyeng of Kenya dominated the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, winning in a time of 9:04.34 ahead of her compatriot and world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech who could only finish third. Germany’s Gesa Felicitas Krause was second.

“I feel good and to get through a race is good on the way to the Olympics,” Kiyeng said.

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, won comfortably in a time of 3:32.30 in his first race since failing to qualify for Tokyo.

Kenya’s Ferguson Rotich wins the men’s 800m. [REUTERS/Christine Olsson/tt]
Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot wins the men’s 1500m. [REUTERS/Christine Olsson/tt]


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