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Jake Wightman unexpectedly wins at the World Championships


Jake Wightman unexpectedly wins at the World Championships

On Tuesday, British athlete Jake Wightman unexpectedly won the 1,500-meter race at the World Championships by outkicking Olympic champion and heavy favourite Jakob Ingebrigtsen.

His proud father Geoff served as the stadium announcer at Hayward Field.

Since he had been attempting to gain entry for a few years, Wightman demonstrated his confidence by doing something that hardly anyone does: passing the Norwegian on the back straight on the last lap.

He continued on, looking completely shocked, to cross the finish line in 3 minutes, 29.23 seconds, the quickest time in the world this year.

Geoff, Wightman’s father, managed to contain his feelings as he phoned his son home despite being accustomed to the combo by this point but having never before experienced such a triumph.

Ingebrigtsen won silver, and Mohamed Katir of Spain earned bronze with a great performance.

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