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Evan Jager produced another fine performance to take third place at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday night, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking 8:13.22 to come home third behind world and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya and Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali.

Jager had not raced since last month, when he clocked a season’s best of 8:01.02 to finish second in Monaco, but there was no rust prevalent when he took to the track in the Letzigrund Stadium to face the world’s best.

Jager moved into position to strike on the final lap but didn’t quite have the gears to match Kipruto and El Bakkali, with Kipruto sprinting to victory in 8:10.15 to take the Diamond League title for 2019.