Ethiopian athletes Buze Diriba and Muktar Edris won the 3000m (time, 8:45:44) and 5000m (time, 13:01.04), respectively on adidas Boost Boston Games in Boston, Mass.
(The Star, Kenya)―Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba won the women’s 3,000 meters at the Boost Boston Games track and field meeting on Friday night with a winning time of eight minutes, 45.44 seconds.
Buze Diriba, who placed fifth in the 5,000m at the 2013 Moscow World Championship, shattered Kenyan runner Rosemary Wanjiru’s previous fastest time of 2017 by six seconds.
Rosemary Wanjiru set her time of 8:51.61 in Tokyo in April.
Buze Diriba edged runner-up Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui who finished in 8:45.94. Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase was well back in third at 8:58.88.
According to Supersport, Ethiopian long distance runner Muktar Edris also put on an incredible performance in the men’s 5,000m. He won in a time of 13:01.04 just off Mo Farah’s world best so far in 2017 of 13:00.70 set last weekend in Eugene, Oregon. Farah won the 5,000m and 10,000m at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Muktar Edris crossed the finish line ahead of Kenyan Cyrus Rutto (13:03.44) and the Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel (13:25.95).
The adidas Boost Boston Games end on Sunday with the sprint events, long jump and pole vault.
Source: The Star, Kenya
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