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Watch: Kenyan Does Most Inept Pacemaker Job Ever Seen In Major 800m Race

Watch: Kenyan Does Most Inept Pacemaker Job Ever Seen In Major 800m Race

Diamond League action took place in Rome on Thursday night. Our own Ciara Mageean ran the second fastest 1500m of her career en route to a tenth place finish and a qualifying time for the World Championships.

The men's 800m race provided plenty of entertainment. Though it was not due to a quick time or tactically intriguing race. Rather, it was due to the ineptness of pacemaker Job Kinyor.

The Kenyan athlete set off at an almighty clip, having a near 25m lead at the bell. His presence proved useless for those in the field looking to set a fast time at the Olympic Stadium.

On the back straight, it finally occurred to Kinyor that he was nowhere near the other competitors. So substantial was his lead, the 27-year-old thought victory was within his grasp.

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His early pace proved to be too much however as he faded badly in the home straight, eventually finishing last of the 12 runners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxhXUnPYd0

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