Hagos Gebrhewit has won medals in all three of the last global championships in athletics over 5000 meters ( silver in Moscow 2013, bronze in Beijing 2015 and bronze in Rio 2016).
Hagos Gebrhewit will be racing 3000 meters in Boston today, at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. Here is how we think he can do!
Hagos Gebrhewit is a fiercely competitive athlete, and what would you expect?
Hagos came on the scene in 2011 taking fifth in the World Youth Champs in Lille.
But, 2012 was the big year. In Paris, at the AREVA meeting, Hagos ran the World Junior record for 5000 meters in 12:47.53, finishing second to Dejan Gebrmeskel, who ran 12:46!
Hagos followed up his Paris race with a bronze medal in the 5000 meters in London, battling Mo Farah! In 2013, Hagos won the World Junior race at the World Cross Country, and took on the big guys once again in Moscow, with his silver medal in 5000 meters, again, battling the British runner Mo Farah to the tape at the Lusniki Stadium in Moscow.
Hagos ran the NB Indoor GP in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was 4th in 2012, first in 2013 and 2014. His meet record of 7:32.87 is formidable.
Coming off his bronze medal in Rio over 5000 meters (and yes, he was bronze medalist in Beijing in 2015 over 5000 meters), Hagos has a quiet confidence and a killer last 400 meters.
What will he do in Boston? This 3000 meters is stacked! Clayton Murphy, Paul Chelimo and Dejan Gebrjemskel, the man who won the 3000 meters here in 2011 with one shoe on!
The men's 3000 meters is at 5.19 PM tonight! You will only have to wait a few hours.
Hagos told me last night, " I am fit, and I want to race!" That is all the young Ethiopian has to say! It will be a fine race tonight at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
And then, watch the NB Mile and the NB DMR!
What a way to end an indoor meet!