Tokyo Olympics Athletics: Norway's Ingebrigtsen upsets Cheruiyot to win 1,500 metres gold

Ingebrigtsen is the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992.

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen celebrates after winning gold in the men's 1500m final at Tokyo Olympics.   -  REUTERS

Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won gold in the Olympic men's 1,500 metres final on Saturday, breaking the Games record to upset world champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya who took silver.

Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal.

Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992.

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The Norwegian started fast and took the lead before Cheruiyot overtook him and dictated the pace for the majority of the race as Ingebrigtsen tucked in behind.

The 20-year Norwegian sped past Cheruiyot on the last lap, however, to clock a blistering 3:28.32 and claim the gold medal.

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