2019 Hengelo Diary: World Leads for Gebrhiwot and Gidey at 10,000m in Ethiopian Trials...

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Gidey_Letesenbet-Pre19.JPGLetesebet Gidey takes 10,000m WL, photo by PhotoRun.net

I have been fortunate to be witness to several Ethiopian 10,000m Trials in Hengelo in the past, including the last 10,000m of Haile Gebrselassie. This one, last night, was, as Jon Mulkeen notes, one of the deepest by a single nation ever! Results below.

World leads for Gebrhiwot and Gidey


HENGELO (NED, Jul 17): World leading times highlighted the Ethiopian 10 000 m trials in Netherlands. Hagos Gebrhiwot won men in 26:48.95 PB in second race at the distance over Selemon Barega 26:49.46 PB (2nd best U20 ever) and third spot for Yomif Kejelcha 26:49.99 debut. Out of the team fourth Andamlak Belihu 26:53.15 PB ahead of Jemal Yimer Mekonnen 26:54.39 PB. As last under 27 minutes Hadis Abadi 26:56.46 PB as sixth. He was followed by Berehanu Tsegu 27:00.73 debut, Solomon Berihu 27:02.26 debut and 9th Swiss Julien Wanders in Doha standard and national records for Switzerland and France 27:17.29, also European lead 2019. Still tenth Tamirat Tola under 27:20 with 27:18.10. In women race WL for Letesenbet Gidey 30:37.89 big PB ahead of Netsanet Gudeta 30:40.85 and third making the team Senbere Teferi 30:45.14. As fourth Zeineba Yimer 30:46.24 PB; fifth Dera Dida 30:51.86 PB and sixth Tsehay Gemechu 30:53.11 PB. Top ten went under 31 minutes, as last Turkey´s Yasemin Can 30:59.20 European lead. In other events, the previously unheralded Lemecha Girma made a huge breakthrough to win the men's 3000m steeplechase in 8:08.18, winning by six seconds and moving to fourth on the Ethiopian all-time list. World U20 champion Diribe Welteji won the women's 800m in 2:00.51. Tadesse Lemi topped the 1500 m in 3:37.34 and Mekides Abede women steeple 9:30.63. Burundi´s Antoine Gakeme won the men´s 800 m in 1:46.19.

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