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Josh KERR - Great Britain & N.I. - 1500m World Champion

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Date: 23 August 2023

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      Wednesday, 08 October 1997
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Josh KERR - Great Britain & N.I. - 1500m World Champion

Josh Kerr beats Olympic Champion Jakob Ingebrigsten to win

the men's 1500 metres. The final fifteen metres were a stride

for stride battle between the Olympic Champions Jakob and

Olympic bronze medallist Kerr.

In 2022 fellow Briton Jake Wightman beat Jakob to win

the World Championship 1500m title.


2023 World Championships Budapest, Hungary.

Final men's 1,500m.

1st.   Josh Kerr Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 3:29.38 SB

2nd.  Jakob Ingebrigtsen Norway (NOR) 3:29.65

3rd.   Narve Gilje Nordås Norway (NOR) 3:29.68

4th.   Abel Kipsang Kenya (KEN) 3:29.89

5th.   Yared Nuguse United States (USA) 3:30.25

6th.   Mario García Spain (ESP) 3:30.26

7th.   Cole Hocker United States (USA) 3:30.70 PB

8th.   Reynold Cheruiyot Kenya (KEN) 3:30.78


On 25th May 2024, running in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene,

a the Diamond League meeting, Josh Kerr beat the British

one mile record with a time of 3:45.34. Ahead of Jakob Ingebrigsten

3:45.60, Neil Gourley 3:46.22 (PB) and Jake Wightman 3:47.83 (PB).

The previous reord had stood since 1985, Steve Cram's then World Record

of 3:46.32 set in Oslo.