Hassan jokes that she's been like Kejelcha's sister, taking him everywhere as he doesn't know much English. They also talk about how tough it was adjusting to the higher training load at NOP.
Abeba Aregawi is also in the race; the 26-year-old record is 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte. other action includes Ayanleh Souleiman going for the 1000m WR, Mohammed Aman vs Amel Tuka and Adam Kszczot in the 800, and Yenew Alamirew, Yomif Kejelcha, Isiah Koech, Paul Kipsiele Koech in the 3K.
Erik Sowinski was 4th (1:47.39). Augustine Choge ran 7:43 to win a close 3000 over a good field including Yomif Kejelcha, Caleb Ndiku and Yenew Alamriew. In the jumps, Renaud Lavillenie jumped through a painful ankle to beat Shawn Barber with 5.91m. Cuba's Alexis Copello set a TJ WL at 16.99m.
Also 2015 5K world leader Yomif Kejelcha (12:53)
These three along with sprinters Andre De Grasse and Elaine Thompson were unknowns coming into 2015, but could leave Beijing as World medalists.
Kejelcha ran 13:10.54 to win the tactical race while Galen Rupp was 3rd (13:12) after leading with a lap to go.
Glibert Soet won Kenya's first golf of the Games in the 1500 with 3:41.99.