Obiri triumphs in Shanghai Diamond League

Obiri triumphs in Shanghai Diamond League

Date: 13 May 2017 10:41

Kenya’s Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri launched her season with an empathic victory in women’s 5,000m race in Shanghai on Saturday.

Obiri waded off a challenge from Ethiopian Senbere Teferi with three laps to go before running the last two laps alone to triumph in a World Lead time of 14:22:48.

Obiri, the 2013 World 1,500m silver medallist, edged out Teferi and her compatriot Letesenbet Gidey to second and third places in 14:31.76 and 14:36.84 respectively.

African Games 5,000m champion Margaret Chelimo from Kenya was fourth in 14:45.95.


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