Amos Abuga @PeopleSport11
World 1,500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot is relishing a hat trick of victories in the ongoing 2019 Diamond League season.
Cheruyiot, also the Commonwealth silver medallist was at his best on Friday winning the eighth stop of the season in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“I am super excited about my time today (Friday). The Diamond League is extremely important to me and the competition is intense,” Cheruiyot said.
“The World Championships is just near and I certainly want to win as many as I can especially when I am in such a great shape,” he added
Cheruiyot, also managed a meet record and world lead time of 3: 28.77 therefore erasing the previous meet record of three minutes and 29.51 seconds set by Algerian Ali Saidi-Sief in 2001. “I want to work towards defending my Diamond League trophy,” he said.
“I know people are already talking about the World Championships, but I want to cross the bridge when I get there,” said the athlete who easily beat Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen who registered 3:30.16 and Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman 3:30.79.
Cheruiyot’s other wins were in Stockholm (3:35.79) and the Bowerman Mile at Prefontaine Classic (3:50.49) to extend his series lead.