Kenya joined Great Britain and the United States in winning the men’s 800 meters at four consecutive Games after Emmanuel Korir won gold at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
Korir, who came to Japan boasting this year’s second-fastest run, beat fellow Kenyan Ferguson Rotich to claim the title in a time of 1:45.06.
The 26-year-old’s victory ensures Kenya have now won the men’s 800 meter event at four straight games, after Wilfred Bungei won at Beijing 2008 and David Rudisha secured back-to-back titles at London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Only Great Britain (1920-1932) and the United States (1936-1956) have equalled that record.
Patryk Dobek secured bronze for Poland — the country’s first ever Olympic medal in this event.