Oliver Hoare wins remarkable 1,500m gold for Australia at Commonwealth Games

Australian Oliver Hoare has stormed home to take a remarkable win in the men’s 1500m final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Hoare was fourth at the top of the final straight, but drove home to win in three minutes and 30.12 seconds, jumping the line to beat 2019 world champion Timothy Cheruiyot from Kenya by 0.09.

Reigning world champion Jake Wightman of Scotland came in third, with the first seven runners across the line all breaking the Olympics record.

It was a remarkable turnaround for Hoare, who two weeks ago failed to win a place in the final at the world championships.

Hoare’s triumph brought a triumphant end to a mixed session at the Alexander Stadium for Australia.

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