Edris beats Farah to 5,000m world title

London, Aug 13 (IANS) Young Ethiopian star Muktar Edris has beaten the all-dominating Mohamed Farah of Britain to win the men’s 5,000 metre title at the IAAF World Championships here.

Edris, who was crowned world youth champion in 2012, produced a strong charge on the final stretch to register a time of 13 minutes and 32.79 seconds on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.

The 23-year-old, who won the first major senior world title of his career, stopped Farah from taking his fourth 5,000m world title. The Somali-origin Farah has won Olympic gold in the men’s 5,000m twice and has won the men’s 10,000m title at this event.

However on Saturday night, Farah had to be content with the second place after finishing with a time of 13:33.22. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the US took bronze in 13:33.30.

Edris’ fellow Ethiopians 2016 world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha, 21, and this year’s U-18 3,000m winner Selemon Barega were placed fourth and fifth respectively.

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