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Muktar Edris Defeats Mo Farah To Win Gold Medal For Ethiopia In Men’s 5000m

Muktar Edris of Ethiopia, left, wins the 5,000m ahead of Mo Farah, right, Paul Chelimo of the US and Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

London – Muktar Edris of Ethiopia spoiled Mo Farah‘s desire for 5,000m and 10,000m double at the World Athletics Championships, by clinching Ethiopia’s gold medal.

Idris’ winning time in the men’s 5000m race was 13:13.79.

Mo Farah had to settle for a silver medal.

Farah, 34, is stepping up to the marathon and had hoped to add to the doubles he won at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and the 2013 and 2015 world championships. He also won the 5,000m at the 2011 worlds, giving him 10 global golds in all.

However, Muktar Edris of Ethiopia broke with his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha on the last lap and though the latter faded Farah was unable to chase down Edris and had to settle for a battling silver.

Final Results

1  Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) – 13:32.79
2 Mohamed Farah (Great Britain) – 13:33.22
3 Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo (USA) – 13:33.30
4 Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) – 13:33.51
5 Selemon Barega (Ethiopia) – 13:35.34

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