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    Ethiopia wins 5000m race at IAAF London Championship

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

    Muktar Idris of Ethiopia won the Men's 5000m race at the IAAF World Championship in London, beating the 34-year-old Mohamed Farah of Great Britain on Saturday night.

    “I was highly prepared for this race, and I knew I was going to beat Mo Farah. After the 10km, he was may be tired; so he did not have enough for the last kick. I was stronger.”

    The 23-year-old showed a devastating turn of pace in the final 300m, to which Mohammed Farah was unable to respond, with the winning time of 13:32.79 a far cry from the 12:55.23 that another Ethiopian had set in Lausanne in July.

    Farah won silver with 13:33:22 followed by Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of USA, who won the bronze medal at 13:33:30.


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