Kenya’s Hellen Obiri retained her 5000m World title in a stunning fashion, leading from gun-to-tape to win in a Championships Record time of 14:26.72 in Doha on Saturday.
Margaret Chelimo also of Kenya took silver in a personal best of 14:27.49 in the exciting race at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen, part of the Nike-backed Oregon Project whose head coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years earlier in the week, took bronze in 14min 28.43sec.
Obiri had shared the early pace-setting with British runner Eilish McColgan.
With eight laps to go Obiri stepped up the pace and McColgan dropped back – Ethiopia’s Teshay Gemechu on her shoulder and Klosterhalfen third.
They were part of a six runner group who, with six laps to the finish, had dropped the rest of the field.