YES! Britain's Jake Wightman wins 1500m gold at the World Championships

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Photo credit: Andy Lyons
Photo credit: Andy Lyons

In one of the most anticipated events of the World Championships, Britain's Jake Wightman produced his finest performance to take 1500m gold in Oregon, beating defending world champion Timothy Cheruiyot and the Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen.

With Ingebrigtsen leading as the bell rang, the 28-year-old sealed his victory with a final surge in the last 200m to pass Ingebrigtsen and clinch the title in a time of 3:29:23.

This medal makes Wightman 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.

His teammate and Olympic bronze medallist Josh Kerr finished fifth.

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