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Ethiopia's Jeilan wins 10,000m final at IAAF World Championships

08-29-2011 08:21 BJT

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A thrilling conclusion to the men's 10,000 meters as Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia ran down Mo Farah of Great Britain down the final stretch.

Farah, the European 5,000 and 10,000 champion, had surged ahead with more than a lap to go, but Jeilan and Ethiopian teammate Imane Merga stayed with him.

Jeilan then took the lead halfway down the final straight to claim gold in 27 minutes, 13.81 seconds.

Farah was second in 27:14.07 and Merga took third in 27:19.14.

Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan (left) runs ahead of Britain's Mohammed Farah after
sprinting past him in the final straight to win gold in men's 10,000 metres final at
the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in
Daegu. Jeilan produced an amazing home-stretch sprint to trump Farah at the line of
an enthralling men's 10,000m at the world championships

 

Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia (R) kneels on the track as second place finisher Mohamed
Farah of Britain watches after winning the men's 10,000 metres final at the IAAF World
Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

 

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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