After being upset in the men’s 1,500 meter race just days ago, Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen moved to the men’s 5,000 meters and shocked a star-studded lineup on the final day of the World Athletics Championships.
Ingebrigtsen is the reigning Olympic champion in the men’s 1,500 and finished the 5,000 on Sunday night with a time 13 minutes, 9.24 seconds.
In second place was Kenya’s Jacob Krop, who finished in 13:09.98. Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo was third in 13:10.20.
Reigning Olympic champion Joshua Cheptegei, of Uganda, was among the leaders early in the race but fell to ninth place with a time of 13:13.12. Cheptegei also won the men’s 10,000 meters on July 17.
Canadian Mohammed Ahmed, who trains with Portland’s Bowerman Track Club and took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, was fifth in 13:10.46.
Team USA’s Grant Fisher, who trains with Portland’s Bowerman Track Club, was along the leaders of the pack for most of the final lap. But just before hitting the final turn, Fisher hit the inside rail and fell back to sixth place with a time of 13:11.65.
Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris, who won gold at the 2019 world championships, was 13th in 13:24.67.