nick wins Silver at worlds

Track and field: Oregon's Nick Symmonds finishes 2nd in men's 800 at world championships

Ethiopia's gold medalist Mohammed Aman and United States' silver medalist Nick Symmonds, left, approach the finish line in the men's 800-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday (Associated Press)


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on August 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM, updated August 13, 2013 at 11:26 AM

MOSCOW — Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia won the men’s 800-meter gold medalTuesday at the world championships.

The 19-year-old indoor world champion surged ahead in the home stretch to beat Nick Symmonds of the United States. Aman had his best time of the season — 1 minute, 43.31 seconds.

Symmonds, who runs with Oregon Track Club Elite, finished in 1:43.55 and Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti took the bronze in 1:43.76.

David Rudisha, the Olympic gold medalist and defending world champion, has been out injured for most of the season.

Aman won his last half dozen races and has beaten Rudisha twice.