Ferguson Rotich wins his first Diamond League race of 2020

2019 World championships bronze medalist, Ferguson Rotich was peerless in the men’s 800m at the Doha Diamond League this past Friday. It was his first win of the 2020 season. He powered his way into the lead at the bell and did not relinquish his lead. This is unlike his typical style where he waits until the last 100m and then uses his lengthy strides to close in on the leaders.  The other Kenyans in the race were Wycliffe Kinyamal who finished in third position and mile specialist Timothy Cheruiyot who finished in 8th place.  Rotich has been the top Kenyan 800 metres runner over the past two years.

 

Race Video

Race Results

Place Name Birth Date Nat. Mark
1. Ferguson Cheruiyot ROTICH 30 NOV 1989 KEN 1:44.16
2. Elliot GILES 26 MAY 1994 GBR 1:44.56
3. Wyclife KINYAMAL 02 JUL 1997 KEN 1:45.68
4. Peter BOL 22 FEB 1994 AUS 1:45.74
5. Bryce HOPPEL 05 SEP 1997 USA 1:45.86
6. Guy LEARMONTH 24 APR 1992 GBR 1:46.25
7. Wesley VÁZQUEZ 27 MAR 1994 PUR 1:46.44
8. Timothy CHERUIYOT 20 NOV 1995 KEN 1:46.78
9. Erik SOWINSKI 21 DEC 1989 USA 1:46.81
10. Álvaro DE ARRIBA 02 JUN 1994 ESP 1:47.19
11. Jamal HAIRANE 26 MAY 1993 QAT 1:47.88

 


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