Video Interviews Men’s 5000m Semifinals: Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp, Ryan Hill, Edwin Soi, Isiah Koech

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by: LetsRun.com
August 13, 2013

The first round of the men’s 5000m went largely according to form with all the favorites and all the Americans advancing to the final.

The only drama was in heat one where Kenyan John Kipkoech fell with  800m to go. He got back up and sprinted hard, immediately joining the pack within the next 200m. He would pay the price and not be able to hold the pace the final lap and not make the final.

Video Interviews With the Americans:

Bernard Lagat Says His Hip Problem is Behind Him
Bernard Lagat dropped out of his last race, the 5000m in Monaco. Today, Lagat said the he worked with a physio to take care of the hip and  he is ready to go with no problems from it. He said he thought he might have aggravated his hip by running too much mileage.

The 38 year old Lagat is sporting a beard for the first time at a major Championship. He wants some of the youngsters to show him the proper respect. Lagat noted there is some urgency to medal this year as by the end of calendar year 2014, Lagat will be 40.

Galen Rupp Had No Problem Gettting Ready After 10k
Rupp said he was disappointed to not medal at 10,000m but had no problems gearing back up for the 5000m.

Ryan Hill Makes the Final
Ryan Hill did not look like a novice in advancing automatically for the final. He said for the final he would love a race in the 13:30 range, so he can use his kick, which he thinks is a possibility.

Edwin Soi Knows He Can Beat Farah
Edwin Soi outkicked Mo Farah at the Prefontaine Classic this year, so Soi knows the “unbeatable” Farah is beatable. Soi said just realizing that Farah could be beat was what he took away from Pre.

Isiah Koech After Making Final
Edwin Soi outkicked Mo Farah at the Prefontaine Classic this year, so Soi knows the “unbeatable” Farah is beatable. Soi said just realizing that Farah could be beat was what he took away from Pre.

Diego Estrada Talks About Not Making Final Running 5000m Instead of 10,000m

HEAT 1 13 AUG 2013 10:20

SPLIT TIMES

1000M
2:40.93
Arne GABIUS
GERMANY GER
2000M
5:25.99
Aziz LAHBABI
MOROCCO MAR
3000M
8:09.07
Aziz LAHBABI
MOROCCO MAR
4000M
10:53.38
Aziz LAHBABI
MOROCCO MAR

HEAT 2 13 AUG 2013 10:41

POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARK
Details1418Muktar EDRISETHETH13:20.82 Q
Details2722Edwin Cheruiyot SOIKENKEN13:21.44 Q
Details3716Isiah Kiplangat KOECHKENKEN13:22.19 Q
Details41162Galen RUPPUSAUSA13:23.91 Q
Details5482Mohamed FARAHGBRGBR13:23.93 Q
Details6229Dejene REGASSABRNBRN13:25.21 qSB
Details7772Othmane EL GOUMRIMARMAR13:31.08
Details8143Ben ST.LAWRENCEAUSAUS13:33.64
Details9374Aelemayehu BEZABEHESPESP13:34.68
Details10356Bayron PIEDRAECUECU13:35.38
Details11684Yuki SATOJPNJPN13:37.07
Details12788Diego ESTRADAMEXMEX13:48.30
Details13928Rinas AKHMADEEVRUSRUS13:58.38
Details14844Jake ROBERTSONNZLNZL14:09.50
Details1081Moses Ndiema KIPSIROUGAUGADNS

SPLIT TIMES

1000M
2:46.30
Ben ST.LAWRENCE
AUSTRALIA AUS
2000M
5:31.09
Isiah Kiplangat KOECH
KENYA KEN
3000M
8:14.69
Mohamed FARAH
GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. GBR
4000M
10:52.31
Mohamed FARAH
GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. GBR

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