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Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - Japanese Results

by Brett Larner
video by MYXGAMES2013



Less than a week after setting a new 5000 m national record in Belgium, Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) came up short of breaking his own 3000 m national record of 7:40.09, running 7:46.14 for 10th in the men's 3000 m at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games Diamond League meet in London.  London Olympics double gold medalist Mo Farah (Great Britain) put on another show for the hometown crowds, outrunning Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) to win in a world-leading 7:34.66.

Sainsbury's Anniversary Games
London, U.K., 7/24/15
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Men's 3000 m
1. Mo Farah (Great Britain) - 7:34.66 - WL
2. Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) - 7:36.71 - PB
3. Emmanuel Kipsang (Kenya) - 7:37.05
4. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) - 7:38.47
5. Collis Birmingham (Australia) - 7:39.85
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10. Suguru Osako (Japan/Oregon Project) - 7:46.14

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