He finished second on a cold miserable day that, as a Ukrainian, likely plays to his strength. A hot day in Paris likely wasn't to his strength.
For a 4 or 5 time Euro X-C champion, and someone who came 2nd to Bekele in 2002, his track times of 7:35 and 13:10 can definitely be better. No wonder the Africans dominate; they actually listen to the coaches that got them to their top level. No sympathy for Lebid if and when he bombs in Helsinki.
He's also not much of a track runner, it seems.