He broke Cam Levins' 27:07 mark from 2015.
Jerry Schumacher thinks Ahmed's best days are to come. "He's a young runner with a lot of fun upside."
Christopher Kelsall writes that despite similar credentials, Levins has always garnered more attention in the Canadian media. But then Ahmed took the lead with a lap to go at Pre and caused a "social media flutter".
Derrick lives with six BTC teammates. "Mo Ahmed, German Fernandez, and Ryan Hill refer to themselves as the “Enchilada Team,” but usually Elliott Heath and I will cook and they'll clean.
She ran 12.52 as US's Tenaya Jones took silver in 12.84. Other US medals included Cory Leslie's bronze in the steeplechase and Aron Rono's silver in the 10,000. The winners in those events were Canadians and former NCAA athletes Matt Hughes (steeple) and Mo Ahmed (10,000).
Men's field has Dathan Ritzenhein, WJ 10,000 champ Joshua Cheptegei, Mo Ahmed and Italians Andrea Lalli and Daniele Meucci.
Not sure how Lagat is ranked ahead of Galen Rupp when Rupp ran 3:50/7:30 indoors and was 4th in 10,000 at Worlds versus Lagat's sixth. Ben True was third. Canadian winners were Cam Levins and Andrea Seccafien which again shows the flaw in the rankings as how a 16:05 5000 runner is ranked ahead of a national record holder in the marathon is bizarre. For international runners, Mo Farah and Meseret Defar were the winners.
Kelly Wiebe leads field after finishing 3rd to Cam Levins and Mohammed Ahmed last year.
*Women’s Preview Megan Brown will defend her 2012 title.