Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris ran a world lead 5000m race at the Lausanne Diamond League that was held on Thursday(6) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The 2012 African Cross Country Champion took 12:55.23 to cross the finish line and was closely followed by his countrymate Selemon Barega of 12:55.58 with Uganda’s Joshua cheptegei who spoiled the party of Ethiopians taking top five positions closing the podium finish with 12:59.83.
Yenew Alamirew and Birhamu Legesa both from Ethiopia finished fourth and fifth place with 13:06.81 and 13:26.40 respectively.
Fredrick Kiptoo, Sylevester kipchirchir and Cyrus Rutto all from Kenya took 9th -11th position with 13:41.09, 13:46.22 and 13:48.67 respectively.
1. Muktar Edris (ETH) 12:55.23
2. Selemon Barega (ETH) 12:55.58
3. Joshua cheptegei (UG) 1:57.78
4. Yenew Alamirew (ETH) 13:06.81
5. Birhamu Legesa (ETH) 13:26.40