Third Boclassic victory for Muktar Idris of Ethiopia

Muktar Edris wins the 2017 BoClassic (Giancarlo Colombo)

World 5000m champion Muktar Edris of Ethiopia clinched the third Boclassic victory of his career, winning the 10km race in Bolzano in 28:45 to beat Moroccan runners Soufiane Bouqantar (29:07) and Hicham Amghar (29:08).


Edris crossed the finish-line in the Walther Square in 28:45 with a 22-second margin over Bouquantar, who held off Amghar by one second in a close sprint finish. Crippa held on to finish fourth in 29:25 ahead of Moen (29:28) and Ozbilen (29:30).

Having won in 2014 and 2016, this was Edris’s third win in Bolzano, crowning a successful season in which he won the world 5000m title in London, beating Mo Farah in a dramatic final sprint.

“It was a difficult race, as I picked up a slight injury during my winter training,” said Edris. “I tried to push the pace in an attempt to break the course record but it was difficult to run alone at the front. I didn’t manage to break it but I am happy with my third win in Bolzano. I feel at home in this city.”

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