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Britain’s Kerr stuns Ingebrigtsen to take world gold


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Britain’s Josh Kerr stunned Norway’s Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen to take 1500m gold at the World Championships in Budapest.Kerr, Olympic bronze medallist in Tokyo, timed his surge for gold to perfection inside the final 200m.The 25-year-old clocked a season’s best three minutes 29.38 seconds to make his first podium at a World Championships.It comes one year after Ingebrigtsen suffered defeat by Briton Jake Wightman in similar circumstances in Eugene.Kerr let out an almighty roar as he crossed the line, celebrating with the crowd and embracing his parents in the stands with a gold medal proudly hanging from his neck.Ingebrigtsen, meanwhile, appeared crestfallen as history repeated itself. The 22-year-old led from the front for much of the race before once again being denied by a gutsy finish by a British athlete, Kerr breaking his rival in the final 50m.Ingebrigtsen held on for silver in 3:29.65 ahead of compatriot Narve Gilje Nordas (3:29.68), while Britain’s Neil Gourley finished ninth in 3:31.10.More to follow.

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