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Women 800 metres Final

Women 800 metres Final

Kenya’s Janeth Jepkosgei ran an exemplary race to completely dominate the women’s 800 metres.

Running from the front with Slovakia’s Lucia Klocova, the pair circled the track together for a first lap time of 1:00.02 and then repeated the circuit in pretty much the same way, other than for a couple of attempts by the rest of the runners to break their hold on the race.

Kitti Cziraki of Hungary tried to come up on the outside at around the 500 metres point, with Great Britain’s Jemma Simpson also trying her chances, but to no avail.

Jepkosgai kept hold of her lead to the home straight and then kicked out just to make sure that Klocova would not catch her.

The Kenyan crossed the line in 2:00.80 – a world junior leading mark for the year, nearly a second ahead of Klocova, with 2:01.73.

Meanwhile, behind the two, Juliana De Azevedo from Brazil passed Simpson and Cziraki to take the bronze medal in a personal best time of 2:03.81.