Result: Asbel Kiprop wins 1500m gold with sprint finish

Asbel Kiprop wins the 1500m gold medal at the World Athletics Championships after a five-man sprint finish.

Asbel Kiprop has won the 1500m gold at the World Athletics Championships after a five-man sprint finish.

Asbel Kiprop of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 1500 metres final ahead of Elijah Motonei Manangoi of Kenya and Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing Nati© Getty Images

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi, Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider, Kenya's Silas Kiplagat and Kiprop broke free of the pack in the final lap.

Makhloufi led until the last 100m but Kiprop passed him on the final straight to take the gold medal in a time of 3:34.40.

Elijah Motonei Manangoi came from far behind the leading pack on the final straight to take the silver medal, with Iguider claiming bronze.

Great Britain's Charlie Grice finished ninth.

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Charlie Grice of England competes in the Men's 1500 metres heats at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
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