Wednesday 13 December, 2017

LONDON 2017: 10th for Jamaican in 5000 final as Edris beats Mo Farah

Kemoy Campbell.

Kemoy Campbell.

National champion Kemoy Campbell finished 10th out of the 16 starters in the men's 5000-metre final on the ninth and penultimate day of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

Campbell, who stick around at the back of the main pack for most of the distance, came home in 13 minutes, 39.74 seconds

The gold medal went to Muktar Edris of Ethiopia, who broke the hold of Mo Farah on long-distance running, outkicking the Briton over the final 200 metres.

In a tactical race, Farah could not respond to a challenge for the first time in six years, turning his farewell race on the track at a major championship into a disappointment.

Edris won in 13 minutes, 33.79 seconds, .43 seconds ahead of Farah in second. Farah was going for his fifth straight global long-distance double.

Paul Chelimo of the United States took bronze.