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Cheng'etich, Chebet glide into 1500m final

Cheng'etich, Chebet glide into 1500m final
  • Cheng'etich finished fourth in the first semi-final that was won by Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands - whose coach Alberto Salazar was banned on Tuesday over doping.
  • Chebet finished fifth to also qualify in Heat 2 that was won by American Jenny Simpson in 4:00.99.

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Defending champion Faith Chepng'etich Kipyegon and compatriot Winnie Chebet stormed into the women's 1500m final in the Doha World Championships on Thursday.

Cheng'etich finished fourth in the first semi-final that was won by Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands - whose coach Alberto Salazar was banned on Tuesday over doping.

Chebet finished fifth to also qualify in Heat 2 that was won by American Jenny Simpson in 4:00.99.

Hassan, running from the back for the better part of the race, exploded in the last 200m to win in 4:14.69, with American Shelby Houlihan and Morocco's Rababe Arafi second and third respectively.

Chepng'etich, the winner of the global title two years ago in London, timed 4:14.98 for fourth place to make it to Saturday's final which starts at 8.55pm EAT.