Norway's running star Jakob Ingebrigtsen experienced déjà vu at the World Athletics Championships. Like a year ago, the 22-year-old compensated for missing victory over 1500 meters with gold over 5000 meters.
He won the sprint to the finish after 13:11.30 minutes and relegated the Spaniard Mohamed Katir to second place with a lead of 14 hundredths of a second. Third place went to Kenyan Jacob Krop. The German-American Sam Parsons had lost all chances with his fall in the heat.
When Winfred Mutile Yavi (Bahrain) won the 3000 meter steeplechase in the world best time of the year of 8:54.29, U23 European champion Olivia Gürth improved her personal best time again. The 21-year-old finished 14th in 9:20.08 minutes. Kenyans Beatrice Chepkoech and Faith Cherotich won silver and bronze.
Kenyan Moraa wins over 800 meters
Over 4 x 400 meters, the American men's quartet was in a class of its own with a world best time of 2:57.31 minutes. The USA won ahead of France and Great Britain. With a gripping finish, the Netherlands also took the title in a world best time of 3:20.72 minutes, ahead of Jamaica and Great Britain. Dutch anchor Femke Bol made up a little for her fall in the mixed relay, which cost the gold medal for the quartet that ended up empty-handed.
After winning the 1500 and 5000 meters, the 800 meters also went to a Kenyan. Mary Moraa hopped over the finish line with a leap of joy and took gold in a personal best of 1:56.03 minutes. European champion Keely Hodgkinson of Great Britain was second, defending champion Athing Mu (USA) is third.
The best nation in Hungary were clearly the USA ahead of Canada thanks to their strong throwers and Spain thanks to their strong walkers. The Americans won 29 medals, 12 of them gold. For the first time in World Cup history, Germany went away empty-handed.