Edris of Ethiopia Repeats as World Champ in the 5,000 meters in Doha

Ethiopian Muktar Edris overtook compatriot Selemon Barega in the final 70 meters to win in 12:58.85. (photo credit: MAJA HITIJGETTY IMAGES

Doha – Just as he did two years ago, Ethiopian Muktar Edris sprinted to win a dramatic 5,000-meter final. Edris overtook compatriot Selemon Barega in the final 70 meters to finish in 12:58.85, while Barega took second in 12:59.70. Mohahmed of Canada, who led at the bell, held on for the bronze medal in 13:01.11.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, 19, made a bid for the win with 300 meters to go, but was passed by Edris and Barega at the top of the homestretch and faded to fifth in 13:02.93.

Men’s 5000m final:

  1. Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 12:58
  2. Selemon Barega (Ethiopia) 12:59
  3. Mohammed Ahmed (Canada) 13:01
  4. Telahun Haile Bekele (Ethiopia) 13:02
  5. Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway) 13:02

Source: Runners World

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