Two time World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop produced one of his finest runs at the opening 2014 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Friday confirming his intent to make an attempt on the world record in Monaco later in July.
The lanky miler won a pulverising 1500m race which saw a record six men finish inside 3:31.00. He clocked a world-leading 3:29.18, a meet record.
Kiprop’s compatriot Hellen Obiri also set an African and Diamond League record of 8:20.68 in the final event of the day, a 3000m, which saw Ethiopia’s World Indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba run a personal best which was only good enough for sixth place. It was enough joy for the large Kenyan community at the Qatar Sports Club. Read more….
Courtesy of in2eastafrica.net