Gebrhiwet and Gidey take 10,000m Titles at Ethiopian Trials in Hengelo

Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet celebrates his victory (Photo: Jean-Pierre Durand)

Twelve days after his lap-counting error in the 5000 m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Hagos Gebrhiwet made no mistakes in Hengelo on Wednesday , winning the men’s 10,000 m in a world-leading 26:48.95.

The races doubled as the official Ethiopian trial races for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. And, based on tonight’s results, Ethiopia will field two strong trios for the men’s and women’s 10,000 m in Doha.

In a race of staggering quality – the best ever in terms of depth for one nation – the top six men finished inside 27 minutes with the first three finishing inside 26:50.

The women’s 10,000 m, won by Letesenbet Gidey, was of a similarly high standard with the first 10 women – nine of whom are from Ethiopia – finishing inside 31:00.

Like the top finishers in the men’s race, Gidey bided her time in the women’s contest before making a move in the final kilometre.

Results – Men

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Women’s Results

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Read more at: IAAF.org

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