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.

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