Demadonna's Silas Kiplagat, Kenya, and Muktar Edriss, Ethiopia, take second at the Weltklasse Zurich Iaaf DL Meeting in the men's 1500m and 5000m respectively


silas zurichThursday August 24, Zurich - Silas Kiplagat of Kenya claims second in the men's 1500 meters crossing the finish line with the time of 3’34’’26, in the race where the Kenyans took the top-six positions led by Timothy Cheruiyot with the time of 3'33"93. World champion Elijah Motonei Mangangoi completed the podium in 3'34"65. Only fourth position for Asbel Kiprop in 3'34"77.


edriss zuruchIn the men's 5000 meters, our Muktar Edris of Ethiopia loses the battle to Mo Farah and finishes second in the men's 5000 meters. Contrary to what happened at the London World Championships, Muktar Edriss fails on the challenge aginst Mo Farah and finishes second with the time of 13’06’’09, just four seconds behind Farah, who was running his last track race.

The race took off in a regular way with Edris and Farah running near the middle of the leading pack. Farah worked his way to the front with about 1400 meters to go, taking turns at the lead with Canada's Mohammed Ahmed. At the bell, Mo Farah positioned himself in front with Ethiopians Muktar Edris, the world champion, and Yomif Kejelcha shadowing him closely.

Paul Chelimo of the US joined the 3 over the final half lap, turning the race into a four-man contest over the last 200 metres. The four fought hard all the way to the last straight. However, it was going to be Farah to take the victory over the final contest, outsprinting Edriss and crossing the line in 13'06"05, just 0.04 ahead.

Last but not least, our Tanui Norah Jeruto of Kenya took third place in the women's 3000 meters steeplechase despite her new Personale Record of 9’05’’31. She trailed Bahrain's Ruth Jebet fist in 8'55"29 and Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech second in 8'59"84.


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