"One characteristic of champions is that they often find a way to win, even when they shouldn’t."
Desi Linden is racing on women's side.
Farah complained of Ethiopian team tactics which kept him out of position going into the final lap, but the case is that Edris' last 200, 400, 1000 and 3000 splits were just as good as anything Farah's ever done when he won previous Worlds.
*LRC Analysis: How Did Muktar Edris Beat Mo Farah?
On his start line gesture Chelimo said, "It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down."
*2nd article Muktar Edris also did the "Mobot" as he won, but said it was out of respect for Farah.
Mo Farah, Chris Derrick, German Gernandez, Tariku Bekele, Zersenay Tadese, Imane Merga, Ibrahim Jeilan, Muktar Edris and more.
Steepler Jarius Birech was 4th (28:58) and NZ's Zane Robertson 5th (28:59) with Olympic 5000 bronze winner Thomas Longosiwa back in 7th (29:25). World XC bronze medalist Netsanet Gudeta won the women's 5K (15:57) over Janet Kisa (16:02) and World Champs 4th placer Viola Kibiwot (16:02). *Full Results
Merga has won the last 4-years, but last year he barely beat Edris as he edged him when Edris celebrated too early. Belaynesh Oljira will try and defend her title in the women's race.
Edris ran 28:46 to win over Edwin Soi and Thomas Longosiwa.
Edris, the world leader at 5000 last yaer, beat Imane Merga by .45 in 27:17.18, while Burka, the former wold indoor champ at 1500, won by more than a second in 30:49.68.
Men's field includes Imane Merga, Ibrahim Jeilan, Muktar Edris and Tariku Bekele. Women's field has Gelete Burka, Belaynesh Oljira, Hiwot Ayalew, Mamitu Daska, Buze Diriba and Kenya's half-marathon WR holder Florence Kiplagat.
Jelagat won over Portugal's Ana Dulce Felix while top steepler Jarius Birech was 3rd in the men's race.
The 20-yr old Edris was #3 in our men's 5000 rankings for 2014. Kiwi Zane Robertson was third ahead of Thomas Longosiwa and Edwin Soi. African 5000m bronze medallist Janet Kisa won the women's 5k.
Also 2014 5000 world leader Muktar Edris (12:54.83), 2011 world 10,000m champ Ibrahim Jeilan, Albert Rop and Emmanuel Bett. Women's race has World XC medalist Hiwot Ayalew and Belaynesh Oljira and World 5000 silver medalist Mercy Cherono.
The 20-year old won 2012 World Juniors and now he's the fastest senior runner in 2014 with a DL win to his name. This year his goal is to win gold twice in China, at World XC and World Champs.
Her PR at the start of the year was only 4:16. Kenya's Cornelius Kangogo won the 5000 (13:24.01) beating world leader Muktar Edris. Justin Gatlin won the 100 (10.07) as Barbara Pierre won the women's (11.16). Dayron Robles won the 110H (13.29).
Silas Kiplagat in 1500 vs Ethiopian record-holder Aman Wote and 2012 world indoor champion Abdalaati Iguider. Ethiopian NR holder Fantu Magiso leads women's 800, Ezekiel Kemboi in the steeple against France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, Imane Merga vs Asian record-holder Albert Rop and world junior champ Muktar Edris in the 5000. Bohadan Bondarenko vs Ivan Ukhov in the HJ.
Ethiopian record-holder Fantu Magiso leads women's 800, Ezekiel Kemboi vs Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad in the steeple, Imane Merga vs Albert Rop and world junior champ Muktar Edris in the 5000m. Ivan Ukhov vs Bohdan Bonderenko in the HJ.