Hadise won in 28:43 while Jelian and Merga both dropped out. African Games champ Getaneh Tamire (5000), world junior XC silver medallist Dera Dida (5000) and 2012 world indoor 1500m silver medallist Aman Wote (1500) were among the other winners.
Gelete Burka was second in 8:33.76. Aman Wote won the men's 1500 in 3:39.
It was an amazing year in the 1500 - so amazing that Seb Coe's 1979 WR of 3:32.03 would have put him as the 17th fastest man in 2014. No one was faster than Silas Kiplagat but in our minds no one was better than Ayanleh Souleiman. Thanks to HOKA One One and John Hayes, a resurgent Leo Manzano claims US #1.
The world record of 3:26.00 remains safe, but the much-hyped men’s 1,500 delivered, producing one of the greatest races in the history of the event.
Ibrahim Jeilan back from his marathon debut to win the 5K, Aman Wote took the 1500 (3:38). 800 NR holder Fantu Magiso was 2nd in the 400 (53.35). 9:14 World Champs steeple 5th placer Etenesh Diro suffered a surprise defeat to Tigist Getnet.
He cleared 2.39 to beat Russia's Ivan Ukhov (2.33). In distance action, Dawit Seyaum PRd by almost 10-seconds and set an Ethiopian junior record to win the 1500 in 3:59.53, Mohammed Aman beat Abubaker Kaki by .03 to win in 1:45.58 as Erik Sowinski was 5th (1:46.95), and Albert Rop won the 5K in 13:14. Morocco's Sadik Mikhou won the 1500 in 3:34.36 beating a field that included Aman Wote; Hiwot Ayalew took the steeple (9:24). Other event results included Kim Collins in the 100 (10.13) and Lolo Jones in the 100H (12.74) over Kristi Castlin (2nd) and Kellie Wells (6th).
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.
Eunice Sum will have a rematch in the 800 with Chanelle Price plus Caster Semenya while Genzebe Dibaba will take on Mercy Cherono in the 5000. Mohammed Aman vs Nijel Amos in the 800 and Ezekiel Kemboi leads deep steeple field. A loaded HJ includes all the recent 2.40m men in Ivan Ukhov, Bohdan Bondarenko, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Derek Drouin and Aleksey Dmitrik plus Erik Kynard.
Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Makhloufi and Wote produced a "classic" and "astonishing" 1,500 to start the season. The Ethiopian national record was set and it only got 6th place.
At the 2012 Olympics, the best 1500 runner on the planet Asbel Kiprop was injured and Taoufik Makhloufi ended up being totally dominant - some think too dominant. Well they will clash on Friday with each other as well as Silas Kiplagat and the third and fourth placers from Moscow. A MUST WATCH start to the season.
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