GB’s Jake Wightman takes stunning world 1500m goldon July 20, 2022 at 2:46 am

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Britain’s Jake Wightman produces a stunning run to take 1500m gold at the World Championships in Oregon.Breaking news

Wightman produced a brilliant final burst to pass Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and clinch the title in three minutes 29.23.

It is a world leading time for Wightman, who is the first British man to win the world 1500m title since Steve Cram in 1983.

Ingebrigtsen took silver in 3:29.47, with Spain’s Mohamed Katir third.

It was a superb race by Wightman, who timed his final move to perfection.

With Ingebrigtsen leading as the bell rang, Wightman pushed forward, passing him with 200m to go and then keeping him at bay to claim a superb gold.

He was warmly congratulated by his teammate and Olympic bronze medallist Josh Kerr, who finished fifth, before turning to celebrate with his family.

His dad, Geoff, is the announcer at the stadium in Eugene but took time away from his duties to hug his son.

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