Timothy Cheruiyot was agonizingly close in London to winning the World Champs. Elijiah Manangoi took the title. Timothy Cheruiyot looked determined in the Diamond League final, as the pace went fast, 56.5, 1:52. Cheruiyot went by the pace setters and had the lead in 2:53 at the 1200 meters. For that last 300 meters, Cheruiyot fought off many of the finest in the world, including nine of his countrymen. Silas Kiplagat came closest as Kiplagat took second, Manangoi took third and Asbel Kiprop took fourth.
For Timothy Cheruiyot, victory was sweet. Cheruiyot won in 3:33.93. A Diamond League title, a nice paycheck and Elijiah Manangoi in third, behind him.