Men’s 5000m round 1
Jacob Kiplimo 13:30.40, Phillip Kipyeko 13:24.66 and Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei 13:25.70
Women’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pm
Halimah Nakaayi 1:59.78 (personal best) 5th heat 4 – advances to semifinals
Winnie Nanyondo 6th 2:02.77 Heat 5
Men’s Steeplechase final – 5.55pm
Jacob Araptany (falls out of final after hitting hurdle)
Joshua Cheptegei gave himself a second chance for a medal bid by finishing fourth in his heat today and automatically qualifying for the 5000m final.
The 19-year-old Cheptegei had at the weekend finished 6th in the 10,000m final won by Britain’s Mo Farah.
Cheptegei today run 13:25.70. His best time ever is 13:00.60.
Kipyeko 13:24.66 had a time better than his colleagues, but in finishing 11th joined Jacob Kiplimo, 15, who also finished 11th in heat 1, out of contention.
|4000m||Charles Yosei MUNERIA||KEN||10:55.96|
|2||2175||Albert Kibichii ROPBRN||13:24.95||Q|
|4||3015||Joshua Kiprui CHEPTEGEIUGA||13:25.70||Q|
The 3000m steeplechase final
Jacob Araptany was running very well with the leading pack when he slid as he approached a hurdle, crashed into it and fell out of the race won by Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto in a new Olympic record. Kenya ended up with a single medal as Kemboi, who had got bronze was disqualified after he ran inside the curve at the water jump.
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|6||2683||Brimin Kiprop KIPRUTO||KEN||8:18.79||SB|
|9||2130||Altobeli DA SILVA||BRA||8:26.30||PB|
|2678||Ezekiel KEMBOI||KEN||DQ R 163.3b|
|2990||Amor BEN YAHIA||TUN||DQ R 163.3b|
The 800m girls
Halimah Nakaayi qualified for the semis in a personal best while Winnie Nanyondo fell out of the 800m heats today. I
Thursday August 18
Men’s 1500m semifinal – Ronald Musagala 5th, into final
Women 800m semifinal – Halimah Nakaayi 6th, out of contention
Saturday August 20
Men’s 1500m final 3.00am (Sunday)
Men’s 5000m final 3.30am (Sunday)
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei
Sunday August 21
Men’s Marathon final 3.30pm
Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich