Tokyo Olympics: GB’s Josh Kerr takes 1500m bronze as Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Timothy Cheruiyot to gold

Josh Kerr finishes third behind Jakob Ingebrigsten
Kerr, far left, set a personal best and became the second fastest Briton over 1500m as he claimed his first major medal
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Great Britain’s Josh Kerr claimed bronze as Norway’s 20-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen overhauled world champion Timothy Cheruiyot for 1500m gold.

Kerr, sixth at the 2019 World Championships, was only four hundredths of a second behind Kenyan Cheruiyot and silver as he came home in a personal best three minutes 29.05 seconds.

The 23-year-old Scot raced smartly, hanging off the pace before coming on strong in the last 250 metres to win GB’s first medal in the men’s event since Peter Elliott’s silver in 1988.

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