The women’s 1,500 meters may have been the finest race of the championships. Faith Kipyegon battled Sifan Hassan down the straight before Sifan fall back. Jenny Simpson, who has medaled in 4 of her six global finals, pulled the best impersonation of Steve Ovett running on the inside that I have witnessed. Caste Semenya moved from seventh to third over the final fifty meters, with a move that only an 800 meter runner could have pulled off, relegating Laura Muir to fourth place.
Semenya, Kipyegon, Simpson battle, photo by PhotoRun.net
Here is an fine presser, with nice commentary from Jenny Simpson, Caster and Faith.
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