Britain’s Kerr stuns Ingebrigtsen to win world championship 1500m gold

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  • Olympic bronze medallist outkicks Norwegian for victory
  • Scottish runner, 25, follows Jake Wightman’s win last year

At the end of a world 1500m final of unflinching intensity and staggering bloody-mindedness, Josh Kerr began to beat his chest like a silverback. The message was clear. He was the man now. As the cameras panned to the 11 vanquished rivals behind him, including the Olympic champion and huge pre-race favourite Jakob Ingebrigtsen, it was impossible to argue.

This was a world title won on the track, in the trenches, perhaps even in the mind. Last year Kerr’s great friend Jake Wightman had put Ingebrigtsen to the sword by pestering him until 200m to go before driving past him. The 25-year-old from Edinburgh followed that almost to the letter.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Budapest
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