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Edris beats Farah to 5,000m world title

Sunday - August 13, 2017 2:30 pm , Category : SPORTS
 Edris beats Farah to 5,000m world title
Edris beats Farah to 5,000m world title

London Aug 13 (IANS) Young Ethiopian star Muktar Edris has beaten the all-dominating Mohamed Farah of Britain to win the men s 5 000 metre title at the IAAF World Championships here.



Edris who was crowned world youth champion in 2012 produced a strong charge on the final stretch to register a time of 13 minutes and 32.79 seconds on Saturday evening Xinhua news agency reported.

The 23-year-old who won the first major senior world title of his career stopped Farah from taking his fourth 5 000m world title. The Somali-origin Farah has won Olympic gold in the men s 5 000m twice and has won the men s 10 000m title at this event.

However on Saturday night Farah had to be content with the second place after finishing with a time of 13:33.22. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the US took bronze in 13:33.30.

Edris fellow Ethiopians 2016 world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha 21 and this year s U-18 3 000m winner Selemon Barega were placed fourth and fifth respectively.

--IANS
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