Kenya's Chepseba wins back-to-back 1,500m gold in Diamond League

10:46, May 16, 2011      

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Kenya's Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba broke the meeting record to win his second straight 1,500m gold in Diamond League on Sunday.

Chepseba clocked a world leading time of 3 minutes 31.42 seconds to grab the medal, breaking the meeting record of 3:31.75 set by his countryman Daniel Komen in 2007.

It was the second consecutive gold for Chepseba as the Kenyan also claimed 1,500m title in the Diamond League season opener in Doha early this month.

Beijing Olympic gold winner Asbel Kiprop, also from Kenya, finished second in 3:31.76. Mekonnen Gebremedhin from Ethiopia took the bronze in 3:32.36.

Source: Xinhua
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