Thursday, September 1, 2011

World Championships Men's 5000 m Heats Results

Another disgraceful run from the Japanese team at the Daegu World Championships as men's 5000 m national champion Kazuya Watanabe (Team Shikoku Denryoku) finishes third from last in his qualifying heat, a minute off his best time of the season.


2011 World Championships Men's 5000 m Heats
Daegu, Korea, 9/1/11
click here for complete results

Heat 1
1. Bernard Lagat (U.S.A.) - 13:33.90 - Q
2. Thomas Longsiwa (Kenya) - 13:34.46 - Q
3. Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) - 13:34.48 - Q
4. Isiah Koech (Kenya) - 13:34.54 - Q
5. Galen Rupp (U.S.A.) - 13:34.91 - Q
6. Hussain Alhamdah (Saudia Arabia) - 13:35.47 - q
7. Bilisuma Shugi (Bahrain) - 13:35.86 - q
8. Daniele Meucci (Italy) - 13:39.90 - q

Heat 2
1. Imane Merga (Ethiopia) - 13:37.96 - Q
2. Mohamed Farah (Great Britain) - 13:38.03 - Q
3. Abera Kuma (Ethiopia) - 13:38.41 - Q
4. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) - 13:39.02 - Q
5. Alistair Cragg (Ireland) - 13:39.36 - Q
6. Amanuel Mesel (Eritrea) - 13:39.97 - q
7. Jesus Espana (Spain) - 13:40.38 - q
12. Jake Robertson (New Zealand) - 13:53.57 - q
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18. Kazuya Watanabe (Japan/Team Shikoku Denryoku) - 14:20.62

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