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Telahun Bekele beats Samuel Tefera in 5000m race in Oslo

The 2019 World Championships finalist in 5000m race, Telahun Bekele beat a strong deep elite field that included the two time World Indoor 1500m champion, Samuel Tefera at the Bislett Games held on Thursday (16) at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

The 23 year-old who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 12:52.98 that he got at the 2019 Golden Gala where he took the honors, took charge of the race after an attempt by Australian Jack Rayner who went to the front with three laps to go. Bekele accelerated his gear surging ahead to cross the finish line in 13:03.51 with Tefera coming second in a new personal best of 13:04.35.

The 2019 African Games silver medallist in 3000m steeplechase, Getnet Wale closed the podium three finishes in a season best of 13:04.48.

United States Joe Klecker finished in fourth in 13:04.92 with 2019 World Cross Country Champion, Milkesa Mengesha from Ethiopia finishing in fifth in 13:05.95.

Rayner came home in sixth place with a new personal best of 13:06.00.

LEADING RESULTS

5000M MEN

  1. Telahun Bekele        (ETH) 13:03.51
  2. Samuel Tefera          (ETH) 13:04.35 PB
  3. Getnet Wale              (ETH) 13:04.48 SB
  4. Joe Klecker                (USA) 13:04.92
  5. Milkesa Mengesha   (ETH) 13:05.94

Selemon Barega tops in 10,000m race at Ethiopian Trials

Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega defeated a strong deep elite field in the 10,000m race at the Ethiopian Trials held on Monday (06) in Hengelo, Netherland.

The 21 year-old who moved to third place on the world indoor all-time list with his performance in Lievin last year, was too swift as he took on a more experienced field that included the 2019 World silver medallist Yomif Kejelcha, who was the fastest athlete on paper with a time of 26:49.34 that he got in Doha, the current world record holder in the 5km road race, Berihu Aregawi and the World U20 3000m Champion Tadese Worku.

Barega who is the fifth fastest runner in the 5000m race (behind Joshua Cheptegei, Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, and Daniel Komen) in history with a time of 12:43.02 managed to hold the four top notch athletes from his country to cross the line a new personal best of 26:44.73 with Worku coming home in second also in a personal best of 26:45.91.

The 2018 World Junior bronze medallist, came home in third in a personal best of 26:46.13.

Kejelcha, who is a two time world Indoor champion, was forced to finish outside the podium in a season best of 26:49.39 with Milkesa Mengesha finishing in fifth place in a personal best of 27:00.24.

LEADING RESULTS

10,000M MEN

  1. Selemon Barega     (ETH) 26:44.73 PB
  2. Tadese Worku         (ETH) 26:45.91 PB
  3. Berihu Aregawi       (ETH) 26:46.13 PB
  4. Yomif Kejelcha       (ETH) 26:49.39 SB
  5. Milkesa Mengesha  (ETH) 27:00.24 PB