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Abdel Kiprop defends men’s 1,500 title at worlds

August 18, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — Asbel Kiprop of Kenya retained his title in the men’s 1,500 meters Sunday at the world championships.

Matthew Centrowitz of the United States earned the silver and Johan Cronje of South Africa took the bronze.

Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic champion, surged ahead in the home straight and crossed the line in 3 minutes, 36.28 seconds.

Centrowitz clocked 3:36.78, and Cronje finished in 3:36.83.

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