He picked up a hip injury from holding his daughter and had to take Mondays off as he had baby duties while his wife was in school. But after bombing in his first two races, he decided to focus solely on running by going to Kenya for a month and he got A LOT better.
They compare a video of Chelimo's DQ to one of Mo Farah at Worlds last year where he wasn't DQed.
Molly Huddle broke the course record but got beat.
Take an inside look at how Scott Simmon's American Distance Project (ADP) and the army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) has gone from a small group to a dominant presence on Team USA.
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.
"Easy," he says. "Paul Chelimo! Total dominance. And nobody expected this. Except Chelimo."
February 4th in Winston-Salem North Carolina
Chelimo is in DC this week and getting major ink in the Washington Post under the headline, "Army Ten-Miler: Olympian Paul Chelimo defends a title that has special meaning."
A not surprising stat os all the distance medalists except Clayton Muprphy and 17 of the distance finalists live or train at altitude.
Talking about Paul Chelimo, Shadrack Kipchirchir and Leonard Korir, Kirwa said, "Their presence is not a threat to my athletes."
They were both clocked at 48:19, but Chelimo got the nod. Shadrack Kipchirchir was a close 3rd in 48:20. Tina Muir won the women's race in 55:20. *Results
Chelimo said after having differences with the new interim coach Chad Pearson and being suspended during the indoor season, he decided to go pro. Some of the differences stemmed from Chelimo wanting to do certain elite races separate from the team and Pearson not allowing it.