Galden Gala – Demadonna’s Agnes Tirop runs her personal best to take second in the women’s 5000m


tiropDemadonna’s represented Agnes Tirop of Kenya runs her personal best of 14’33’’09 to take second position in the women’s 5000 meters at the 2017 Golden Gala on Thursday, 08 June.

Every one was expecting a victory by Genzebe Dibaba, but the record woman was in a no evening. The Ethiopian, hunting for the World Record, failed to bring out the best of her, finishing the race way back in sixth place with a time of 14’41”55. Victory for Kenya’s Hellen Obiri who completed the race in a world leading performance of 14’18”37 so far. Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey completed the podium in third place with a time of 14’33”32.

In the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase, our Jairus Birech of Kenya finished third with a time of 8’07”84 behind expected success of the Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto, first with a season best of 8’04”63, and Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali second in 8’05”17.


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