An Australian male 1,500 metres athlete crosses the line in first place as a Kenyan opponent stumbles.

Oliver Hoare wins remarkable 1,500m gold for Australia at Commonwealth Games

Australian Oliver Hoare stormed home to claim a remarkable victory in the men’s 1500 meters final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Hoare was fourth at the top of the final straight but powered home to win in three minutes and 30.12 seconds, lunging across the line to edge out 2019 world champion Timothy Cheruiyot from Kenya by 0.09.

Reigning world champion Jake Wightman from Scotland was third, with the first seven runners across the line all breaking the Games record.

It was a remarkable turnaround for Hoare, who only two weeks ago failed to earn a place in the final at the world championships.

Hoare’s triumph provided Australia with a triumphant end to a mixed session at Alexander Stadium.


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