Faith Kipyegon, Jenny Simpson and Caster Semenya speak about the 1,500 meters in 2017 London World Championships Presser, logon


Kipyegon_FaithFH1b-London17.jpgFaith Kipyegon, Caster Semenya and Jenny Simpson, photo by

No one could have predicted that last 200 meters in the women's 1,500 meters. As Faith Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan battle over the last 200 meters, and Laura Muir battles by Jenny Simpson, the race comes down to the final 100 meters. Faith Kipyegon runs away for the win, and Jenny Simpson overcomes Laura Muir and Sifan Hassan, who fell out of the medals! Jenny Simpson added a fourth medal to her 1,500 meter medal haul (2011-Daegu, gold, 2013 Moscow-silver, 2016-Rio, bronze), with her silver medal.

Then the battle for the 1,500 meters' bronze medal was between Laura Muir and Caster Semenya. Many had forgotten about Caster Semenya, who used her 800 meter finishing speed over that last 50 meters to success.

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