Yenew Alamirew Runs 7:27.26 To Kick Off Diamond League in Doha in 2011

By Letsrun.com
May 6, 2011

*Full Results *IAAF Recap of Meet

We'll have more from the LetsRun.com perspective on this meet later Saturday, but the highlight was the stacked men's 3000m where young Ethiopian talent Yenew Alamirew (who came out of no where last year to run 7:28 in Milan) started off his 2011 outdoor season where he left off 2010, on top, winning in an impressive 7:27.26 over former World Champ Eliud Kipchoge. The race had a ton of depth as 12 guys went sub 7:35 (for reference American Chris Solinsky's pr is 7:34.32 and 6 Americans have ever gone sub 7:35).

One of our favorite announcers, Tim Hutchings (also a fourth place finisher at the 1984 Olympic 5000m) said it best when he said, "Fancy running 7:34 and finishing in 12th place."

We won't ruin the last lap for you if you want to watch the highlights below. Results below video.

Highlights from Men's 3000m in Doha

1. Yenew ALAMIREW ETH 90 7:27.26
2. Edwin Cheruiyot SOI KEN 86 7:27.55
3. Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 84 7:27.66
4. Augustine Kiprono CHOGE KEN 87 7:28.76
5. Vincent Kiprop CHEPKOK KEN 88 7:30.15
6. Daniel Kipchirchir KOMEN KEN 84 7:31.41
7. Moses Ndiema KIPSIRO UGA 86 7:31.83
8. Tariku BEKELE ETH 87 7:33.50
9. Thomas Pkemei LONGOSIWA KEN 88 7:33.93
10. Essa Ismail RASHED QAT 86 7:34.70
11. Mark Kosgei KIPTOO KEN 76 7:34.82
12. John KIPKOECH KEN 91 7:34.82
13. Lucas Kimeli ROTICH KEN 90 7:35.57
14. Yusuf Kibet BIWOTT KEN 86 7:36.84
15. Hais WELDAY ERI 89 7:37.23
16. James Kwalia C'KURUI QAT 84 7:37.52
17. Joseph EBUYA KEN 87 7:55.01
- Gideon GATHIMBA KEN 80 DNF
- Suleiman Kipses SIMOTWO KEN 80 DNF

*Full Results *IAAF Recap of Meet

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