Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed has received silver in the males’s 5,000-metre race at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ahmed ran in a time of 12: 58: 61. Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda took gold with a time of 12: 58: 15 and American Paul Chelimo claimed the bronze.
Ahmed had hung in the center of a tight pack of runners for rather a lot of the race, but managed to sprint on the remaining lap to enviornment the leaders.
One other Canadian, Justyn Knight, came in seventh region.
It’s Canada’s first Olympic medal in the males’s 5,000 m, and it’s fitting that Ahmed delivered it.
The 30-365 days-dilapidated runner from St. Catharines, Ont., has blazed a hunch for Canadian distance runners on the worldwide scene in the previous few years.
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His bronze in the 5,000 m at the 2019 world championships in Doha, Qatar, modified into Canada’s first world championship medal in a distance event.
Remaining summer season, he sliced 11 seconds off his have faith Canadian legend, running 12: 47.20 seconds in a high-performance meet in Portland, the place he trains with the Bowerman Music Membership.
It modified into also a North American legend, and saw Ahmed crack the terminate 10 all-time in that distance in the enviornment.
Ahmed opened the Tokyo Olympics with a sixth region in the 10,000 metres, taking the lead with decrease than two laps to race forward of running out of gas over the final 300 metres.
— with files from the Canadian Press
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