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LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) -
Men’s athletics 5000m first round results.
The top qualifiers were Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel with
13:15.15, Ethiopia’s Yenew Alamirew with 13:15.39 and Kenya’s
Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa with 13:15.41.
1. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) 13 minutes 15.15
2. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 13:15.39 Q
3. Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya) 13:15.41 Q
4. Bernard Lagat (U.S.) 13:15.45 Q
5. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 13:15.49 Q
6. Galen Rupp (U.S.) 13:17.56 Q
7. Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (Uganda) 13:17.68 Q
8. Cameron Levins (Canada) 13:18.29 Q
9. Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico) 13:21.01 Q
10. Mumin Gala (Djibouti) 13:21.21 Q
11. Abrar Osman Adem (Eritrea) 13:24.40
12. Nick McCormick (Britain) 13:25.70
13. Polat Kemboi Arikan (Turkey) 13:27.21
14. Rabah Aboud (Algeria) 13:28.38
15. Abraham Kiplimo (Uganda) 13:31.57
16. Craig Mottram (Australia) 13:40.24
17. Alistair Ian Cragg (Ireland) 13:47.01
18. Soufiyan Bouqantar (Morocco) 13:47.63
19. Javier Carriqueo (Argentina) 13:57.07
20. Abdullah Abdulaziz Aljoud (Saudi Arabia) 14:11.12
21. Ruben Sanca (Cape Verde) 14:35.19
1. Hayle Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan) 13:25.23 Q
2. Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 13:25.64 Q
3. Mohamed Farah (Britain) 13:26.00 Q
4. Lopez Lomong (U.S.) 13:26.16 Q
5. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) 13:26.16 Q
6. Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) 13:27.06
7. Arne Gabius (Germany) 13:28.01
8. Daniele Meucci (Italy) 13:28.71
9. Moukheld Al-Outaibi (Saudi Arabia) 13:31.47
10. Bilisuma Shugi (Bahrain) 13:31.84
11. Hassan Hirt (France) 13:35.36
12. Yuki Sato (Japan) 13:38.22
13. David McNeill (Australia) 13:45.88
14. Olivier Irabaruta (Burundi) 13:46.25
15. Aziz Lahbabi (Morocco) 13:47.57
16. Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) 13:48.13
17. Collis Birmingham (Australia) 13:50.39
18. Serhiy Lebid (Ukraine) 13:53.15
19. Geofrey Kusuro (Uganda) 13:59.74
20. Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah (Saudi Arabia) 14:00.43
21. Rene Herrera (Philippines) 14:44.11
. Teklemariam Medhin (Eritrea) DNS
Qualified for Next Round
1. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) 13 minutes 15.15 seconds
2. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 13:15.39
3. Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya) 13:15.41
4. Bernard Lagat (U.S.) 13:15.45
5. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 13:15.49
6. Galen Rupp (U.S.) 13:17.56
7. Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (Uganda) 13:17.68
8. Cameron Levins (Canada) 13:18.29
9. Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico) 13:21.01
10. Mumin Gala (Djibouti) 13:21.21
12. Hayle Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan) 13:25.23
13. Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 13:25.64
15. Mohamed Farah (Britain) 13:26.00
16. Lopez Lomong (U.S.) 13:26.16
17. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) 13:26.16
Dejen Gebremeskel (centre) at the 2011 World Championships
|Born||November 24, 1989 (age 22)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||3000 m, 5000 m|
Dejen Gebremeskel (born November 24, 1989) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who primarily competes in track events. His personal best for the 5000 metres is 12:46.81 minutes. He won the bronze medal over that distance at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
He won his first track medals as a junior, coming second at the African Junior Athletics Championships, then taking the bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He was a finalist at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Dejen Gebremeskel grew up in the rural setting of Ethiopia’s Gulo-Makeda woreda and took up running as a child, representing his school. He began competing around the Tigray Region and after establishing himself in local races, he moved to Addis Ababa to train with the national team. He won his first international medal at the 2007 African Junior Athletics Championships, taking the silver medal over 5000 metres behind Mathew Kisorio. He also competed abroad for the first time that year, running a personal best of 13:21.05 minutes to take sixth in the 5000 m at the Flanders Cup meeting in Brasschaat. He ran for Ethiopia at the International Chiba Ekiden in 2008 and helped the team to victory, running the fastest time for his leg of the road relay.
Representing the Ethiopian Banks team, he won the junior title at the 2007 Addis Ababa cross country race, beating Hunegnaw Mesfin by a second. He was fourth in the junior category at the 2008 Ethiopian Cross Country Championships and was selected for the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished 18th (just outside of the Ethiopian team which won the silver medal). Back on the track, he ran at the Adidas Track Classic in May and set a new personal best of 13:08.96 minutes, second only to Ali Abdosh. He was among the fastest entrants at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and took the 5000 m bronze medal while his compatriot Abreham Cherkos won the gold.
At the 2009 Ethiopian cross country trials in February, he came in third place. His main focus for the year was on track races and he had a successful transition into the senior ranks, winning at the Adidas Track Classic in May then improved his 5000 m best to 13:03.13 min by taking third at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, where he was beaten only by Olympic medalists Micah Kogo and Bernard Lagat. He ran a 3000 metres best of 7:58.69 m at the Prefontaine Classic and came fourth at that year’s London Grand Prix.
Dejen competed indoors for the first time the following year and was second at the Boston Indoor Games behind Lagat. He was also the runner-up at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix two weeks later and was selected to represent Ethiopia over 3000 m at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He ran the second fastest qualifying time (a personal best of 7:44.26 min), but did not perform as well in the event final, coming tenth. Outdoors, he was second at the Carlsbad 5000, the Prefontaine Classic, and the DN Galan (at which he ran a personal best of 12:53.56 min for the 5000 m).
He continued to focus on the track in 2011 and at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix he defeated Mohammed Farah in unusual circumstances – Dejen lost a shoe on the first lap of the race, but he persisted and won in a time of 7:35.37 minutes, one of the fastest 3000 m runs that year. He debuted over the 10K road distance later that month and was runner-up to Sammy Kitwara at the World’s Best 10K with a time of 27:45 min. He won the Carlsbad 5K race in April, holding off Eliud Kipchoge, and took his first win on the Diamond League circuit with a victory at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City. A run of 12:55.89 min at the Golden Gala made him Ethiopia’s second fastest 5000 m runner that season and he was selected for the national team for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. He comfortably progressed through the qualifying round and the 5000 m final came down to a four-way battle between himself, Farah, Lagat and Imane Merga. He was the last of the quartet to cross the line, but Imane Merga was disqualified after the medal ceremony as he had run outside of the track lanes. Dejen was promoted to the bronze medal, repeating his placing from the junior ranks three years previously.
He won the Carlsbad 5000 for a second year running in March 2012.
|2008||World Junior Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||3rd||5000 m||13:11.97|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||10th||3000 m||7:48.69|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||3rd||5000 m||13:23.92|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||5th||3000 m||7:42.60|
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