Ben Pattison is the first British man to win a world 800m medal in 36 yearsBritain’s Ben Pattison claimed a shock 800m bronze medal with a sensational run on his World Championships debut.
The 21-year-old looked in disbelief after crossing the line in one minute 44.83 seconds to make the podium.
Pattison held his hands on his head as he walked around the track with a GB flag on his shoulders after seeing confirmation of his unexpected medal.
Canada’s Marco Arop took gold in 1:44.24 ahead of Kenya’s Emmanuel Wanyonyi (1:44.53) in Budapest.
Pattison is the first British man to win a world 800m medal since Peter Elliott in Rome in 1987.
That is despite him being one of just two athletes in the eight-man final not to have run under 44 seconds over the distance.
But, with a trademark quick finish, Pattison found space on the inside and held on to earn a memorable first global medal.
It earned Great Britain a sixth medal of the championships – with Keely Hodgkinson set to challenge for gold in the women’s final on Sunday.
More to follow.