• Dejen Gebremeskel takes 5000m field in 13:00.99 at Henge World Challenge

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One of the top performances at the AA Drink FBK Games Hengelo produced Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel in the men's 5000m.

The 2012 Olympic silver medalist Gebremeskel beat very strong field to clock the 3rd fastest time in 2016 of 13:00.99 for the win.

The 22 year-old Abrar Osman of Eritrea set a new personal best of 13:04.21 and beat into 3nrd Kenya's 1500m runner Bethwell Birgen, who shaved of more than one minute of his 5000m PB  (13:04.66).

Ethiopian athlete by Besu Sado clocked to top the women's 1500m in 4:05.30, meanwhile Kenya's Kiplimo Tarbei crossed the line after 1:45.81 to win the men's 800m. 

In the sprinting events World 200m champion Dafne Schippers blazed 22.02 seconds in the 200m race - a new world lead. Schippers compatriot Martina Churandy took the men's 100m in 10.12 seconds.

In the field events Chinese athletes took home two trophies as Jianan Wang leaped 7.91m to win men's long jump with Li ling claiming top spot in the women's pole vault with 4.50m. 

See full Hengelo meeting results here>>

 Men 5000m Top Results

Rank Lane ID Name PB Team Result Info
1 19 269 GEBREMESKEL Dejen 12.46.81 ETH 13:00.99
2 14 264 ADEM Abrar Osman 13:14.00 ERI 13:04.12 PB
3 4 254 BIRGEN Bethwell 14:01.0h KEN 13:04.66 PB
4 9 259 GELANT Elroy 13:15.87 RSA 13:04.88 PB
5 18 268 EMBAYE Abadi 13:02.49 ETH 13:04.95
6 1 251 MOLLA Getaneh - ETH 13:05.59
7 16 266 DEMELASH Yigrem 13:03.30 ETH 13:06.60


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