With only just over four seconds dividing first and last, Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman
finished sixth out of twelve athletes, in the IAAF World Championships Women’s 1500 Final,
at London’s Olympic Park on Monday evening.(7th August)
Weightman, who had run three good consistent races, including the final, was always in contention,
running against some of the best in the world, and could feel well pleased with her efforts,
despite just losing out on a medal with her clocking of 4m04.11s,
which was just over a second adrift of the medals.
The event was won by Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon (4m02.59s),
with America’s Jenny Simpson getting the Silver in 4m02.76s,
and in third place was South Africa’s Caster Semenya (4m02.90s),
just outrunning Weightman’s Great Britain colleague Laura Muir (4m03.97s) for the Bronze medal.
In the three races, Weightman’s consistency showed as she posted
respective finishing times of 4m03.50s, 4m05.63s, and 4m04.11s.