Oukhelfen breaks it in Ostrava He drops his mark by 20 seconds at 5,000!
Often 5,000 have been given to us by the long distance runners who have taken the exit in the Meeting of Ostrava, within this Continental Tour Gold, the second worldwide competition behind the Diamond League. There were illustrious names like those of Selemon Barega, the Italian Crippa, the very young Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo, an Ouassim Oumaiz that comes like a shot this summer… And the truth is that the race did not disappoint at all.
Kiplimo falls in love in Ostrava
In a spectacular final Kiplimo has beaten by just forty hundredths to a Barega that has been leading practically the entire test (with the help of his compatriot Girma, who has ended up retiring). The Ugandan, only 19 years old, has made an imposing mark of 12.48.63 to Barega's 12.49.08 (his best mark of the season).
Third and with the Italian Record, Crippa (13.02.26) entered the finish line, while, well stuck, Oumaiz (13.17.52) and a spectacular, sensational, have been fourth and fifth respectively. Abdessamad Oukhelfen (13.17.95), who improved his personal best by almost 20 seconds in these 5,000 meters. Undoubtedly an outrage for the Catalan athlete, who has presented his credentials to have a spectacular future and maintain a very high-level duel with Oumaiz, who has remained four seconds off his best record. Be careful with this face to face because it promises strong emotions for the future. Oukhelfen has been able to compete as a Spaniard in official competitions for just a year and a half.
Kiplimo running a race very smartly. Beautiful ending with Barega.
UGA's rkg is scary at 5000.
Crippa at the gates of 13 min.
Good performance from the Spanish. pic.twitter.com/AVxUGd4Wc5
- Óscar Fdez. (@Gabyandersengz) September 8, 2020