"The men’s race was even closer. Alamirew, this year’s 5000m Diamond Race winner, came under pressure from Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie and Eritrea’s Abrar Osman, but ultimately the 23-year-old Ethiopian had the edge at the finish.
.....This year Alamirew’s winning time was notably slower as he won in 17:30.
Osman, the World junior 5000m silver medallist, was given the same time in second place, while Gebrselassie finished third in 17:31.
In fourth, Britain’s Andy Vernon set a European best of 17:37, while World indoor 1500m bronze medallist Mekonnen Gebremedhin was fifth in 17:48. "
Not a bad race at all for the Emperor after his recent 60:41 & 61:09 halfs. VERY impressed that he finished within a second of Alamirew & scalped Gebremedhin as well.
While I usually take McMillan's calculator with a grain of salt, it equates Geb's run to a 13:29 5k/28:00 10k, or a 62:24 Half (Seems slow). It's an equivalent run to his 28:00 10k in Manchester this past May.
It's tough to say who's longevity is more impressive, Lagat's or Geb's.