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.

Lessons for Kenya after global showpieces in July and August
Chepngetich set to defend Chicago Marathon crown
Athletics Kenya reiterates commitment to nurture sprinters
Wonder girl Obiri to make her marathon debut at the Big Apple