Emmanuel Kipkirui Korir delivers second Gold medal for Kenya in men's 800m final

Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Kenya wins the final in the men's 800-meter run at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)AP]

Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir on Sunday morning won the men’s 800 meters at the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Korir, who sat near the back of the tightly-bunched pack for 600m, pushed his way toward the front with about 150 meters to go and then passed Canada’s Marco Arop on the home straightaway to win in 1 minute, 43.71 seconds.

Algeria’s Djamel Sedjati finished strong to take the silver medal in 1:44.14, while Arop faded to third and the bronze in 1:44.28.

World U-20 champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi finished fourth in 1:44:54 while his compatriot Wyclif Kinyamal clocked 1:47.07 to finish 8th.

Korir added the world championships gold about a year after winning Olympic gold in Tokyo last year.