Ferguson Rotich, a favorite to win the final was held out by a crowd of athletes over the last two hundred metres. For a moment, things looked to go out of hand for Rotich. However, he stepped on the gas with about fifty metres to spare.
Emmanuel Korir has now claimed his first gold medal in his career after finishing the two-round competition in 1.45.06. Ferguson Rotich who came in second finished with a time of 1.45.23. Botswana's Nigel Amos finished poorly in eight. Amos was included in the final having been tripled in the semis.
Team Kenya now has a total of four medals; one gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal.
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