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GB's Muir edged into fourth as Kipyegon wins 1500m gold

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Britain’s Laura Muir just missed out on a 1500m medal as Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won a showdown every bit as tight and dramatic as billed.

In the contest of the championships so far, Muir led through the first lap before slipping back as the pace dropped.

With 30m to go, the 24-year-old Scot had battled back into contention only to be overtaken by American Jenny Simpson and South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the final strides.

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