Kenyan Ben Jipcho narrowly missed a world record in a tight finish to the 5,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday (29 January).
SV Kipkurgat leading 200 metres form end of 800 metres
GV Two Kenyans lead filed in last lap (2 shots)
GV Kipkurgat wins, but Walker comes through to take third place
GV Line up at 200 metre final start
GV Quarrie wins race, New Zealander comes through to take third (2 shots)
CU Quarrie being congratulated
GV Foster leads Jipcho over last 200 metres of 5,000 metres
SV Jipcho closing on Foster
GV Jipcho overtakes Foster to win
GV David Black finishes third
GV Jipcho waves to crowd
GV Ugfandan boxer knocks down Lawless (2 shots)
GV Referee allowes Lawless ot continue
SV Ugandan boxer knocks Lawless down and he is counted out (3 shots)
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Background: Kenyan Ben Jipcho narrowly missed a world record in a tight finish to the 5,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday (29 January).
Englishman Bredan Foster led until ten yards from the end but Jipcho, who was always at Foster's shoulder, edged past to win his second gold medal.
In the 800 metres final the field never caught Kenyans John Kipkurgat and Mike boit. Kipkurgat's winning time was only 0.6 seconds outside the world record. Boit took the silver medal, but the home crowd were particularly thrilled when New Zealander John Walker came through to beat Tanzania' Filbert Bayi to the Bronze.
Jamaican Don Quarrie, the world 200 metres record holder, id not have to repeat his world record performance over this distance to win the 200 metres final. His time of 20.7 seconds gave his a clear victory over Ghana's George Daniels - and once more an New Zealander came back to take third place. Bov Smith overtook Australia's Graham Haskell in the last second.
Ugandan John Byaruhanga had the most spectacular win of the day in the boxing hall. His fierce punching knocked out Scotland's John Lawless in the Flyweight Division.