Swiss 1500m runner Peter Philipp is through to the semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, after qualifying as one of the four fastest losers in the first round heats.This content was published on August 10, 2001 - 08:23
Philipp, who is competing in his first outdoor world championships, grabbed the penultimate qualifying spot in a time of 3 minutes 39.20 seconds.
Meanwhile his compatriot Anita Brägger also had a successful day's work in her first round heat of the women's 800m, finishing in sixth place in a time 2 minutes 0.65 seconds.
Brägger, who had failed to make her mark in previous international competitions, has been running well this season. She beat the two-minute mark for the first time at this year's Athletissima meeting in Lausanne.
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