Demadonna's Muktar Edris of Ethiopia wins the men's 5000 meters in a big style at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

 

muktar edrissDoha2019Usig his wild card Muktar Edris could enter the 5000m race to defend the title he won in 2017 when he ended Mo Farah’s streak world titles winning. And by winning in Doha the 25 year old Ethiopian has started his own winning streak of titles at the World Athletics Championships.

From the starte of the race Edris went straight to the front followed by Chelimo in second position with Barega and Bekele close by. The group reached the first 1000m in 2'39"06. Few laps later Bekele took the lead with Chelimo still hanging on to second place when going through 3000m in 7'53"02.

Tired of running in second place, Chelimo moved to the front and led for a lap, but Barega, Edris and Bekele were right behind him.

With three laps to go, Mo Ahmed of Canadian made a move to the front of the pack followed closely by the Ingebrigtsen duo, Chelimo and the Ethiopian trio, Muktar Edris, Selemon Barega and Telahun Haile Bekele.

Going through the home straight, Barega and Edris moved into the lead, insirting their top gear, but Edris would prevail edging ahead of Barega with about 40 meters remaining and crossed the finish line in 12'58"85.

Barega had to settle for the second place in 12'59"70 while Ahmed was third 13'01"11.

Demadonna Athletic Promotions represented Telahum Bekele was fourth in 13'02"29. Great job.

 

In an exciting women's 10000 meters race our Agnes Tirop of Kenya won the bronze medal reaching the finish line in a personal best of 30'25"20.

The race was won by the Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan in a national record of 30'17"33 followed by Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey silver medalist in a personal best of 30'21"23.

In the women's 800 meters DAP's former world champion Eunice Sum of Kenya was fifth in a time of 1'59"71.

Last but not least another fifth place finish for our Volha Mazuronak of Belarus in the women's marathon. She reached the finish line in 2h36'21".

 

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