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Nanyondo Fifth As Kipyegon Triumphs In Doha

Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo (R) competes in the Women's 800m heats at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 27, 2019. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Uganda’s middle distance runner Winnie Nanyondo has missed out on a podium finish in the final Diamond League in Doha.

Nanyondo came fifth, clocking 2:00.49 in her season best, in the 800m race.

She was third coming into the final straight before running out of steam down the stretch.

Pre-race favourite Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon lived as advertised when she won the race in a world lead of 1:57.68.

Spain’s Esther Guerrero, Great Britain’s Tracey Adelle and Ethiopia’s Alem Habitam followed in what was a fast race.

Nanyondo’s time is less than two seconds off her personal best of 1:58.63 and National record of 1:58.04, the latter was set by Nakaayi last year in Doha.

The position is an improvement after she came eighth in 1500m in Ostrava recently.

Doha Winners

*Pole Vault (Men) – Armand Duplantis (Sweden) 5.82

*Long Jump (Women) – Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (Ukraine) 6.91

*200m (Men) – Cisse Arthur (Ivory Coast) 20.23

*400m (Men) – Kahmari Montgomery (USA) – 45.55

*1500m (Men) – Stewart Mcsweyn (Australia) 3:30.51

*110m hurdles (Men) – Aaron Mallet (USA) 13.51

*100m (Women) – Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) 10.87

*800m (women) – Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) 1:57.68

*800m (Men) – Rotich Cheruiyot (Kenya) 1:44.16

*100m hurdles (women) – Chadwick Payton (USA) 12.78


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