Selemon Races to Another 5000m Victory in Diamond League

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Athlete Selemon Barega has won the men’s 5, 000m race at the seventh Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Paris.

Ethiopia’s Olympic 10,000m champion demonstrated his class, winning his pet event by nearly 10 seconds late Saturday over his nearest rival, clocking 12:56.19. 

His finishing time is very close to his season’s best of 12:54.87 set in winning at the Rome Diamond League meeting.

Burundi’s Thierry Ndikumwenayo was second in 13:05.24, with two-time world champion Muktar Edris of Ethiopia third in 13:06.54. 

Home athlete Jimmy Gressier was fourth in 13:08.75 – just inside the World Championships qualifying mark of 13:09.