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Vincent Keter takes second spot in 1500m in France

Vincent Keter to headline Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais

European Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Azeddine Habz beat the former World U20 1500m champion Vincent Keter at the 30th edition of the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais held on Saturday (10) in Lievin, France.

The 30 year-old who is also the Mediterranean Games 1500m champion and was not among the race favorite, surprised many when he thrashed a strong elite field that included World bronze medallist Narve Gilje Nordas of Norway and the 2017 European Indoor 3000m champion, Adel Mechaal from Spain.

Habz who is also the three time Spain National champion, set a New French National Record of 3:34.39 and was followed by Keter who came home in second in 3:34.44 with the four time German indoor champion Robert Farken finishing in third place in 3:36.11.

Mechaal and Nordas finished in disappointing fourth and fifth in respective time of 3:37.23 and 3:37.45.

LEADING RESULTS

1500M MEN

  1. Azeddine Habz          (FRA) 3:34.39
  2. Vincent Kibet Keter  (KEN) 3:34.44
  3. Robert Farken            (GER) 3:36.11
  4. Adel Mechaal             (SPN) 3:37.23
  5. Narve Gilje Nordas   (NOR) 3:37.45

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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