Samuel wins men 2000m in Lievin

Samuel wins men 2000m in Lievin

Ethiopian Samuel Zeleke came from behind to win in 4:57.00, 0.21 seconds ahead of Olympic 1500m finalist Abel Kipsang.

Zeleke came close to matching Berihu Aregawi’s world-leading time in the 3000m, which he set in Karlsruhe with a record of 4:56.97.

Kipsang won by 0.01 points over Azzedine Abz of France.


  1. Samuel ZELEKE ETH 4:57.00
  2. Abel KIPSANG KEN 4:57.21
  3. Azeddine HABZ FRA 4:57.22
  4. Jimmy GRESSIER FRA 4:57.97
  5. Maximilian THORWIRTH GER 4:59.93
  6. Hicham AKANKAM MAR 5:00.51
  7. István SZÖGI HUN 5:00.73
  8. Simon DENISSEL FRA 5:01.19
  9. Ismael DEBJANI BEL 5:02.02
  10. Hailemariyam TEGEGN ETH 5:03.52
  11. Tolesa BODENA ETH 5:03.92
  12. Mike FOPPEN NED 5:04.10
  13. Ruben VERHEYDEN BEL 5:04.89
  14. Abrham SIME ETH 5:08.30
    Gergő KISS HUN DNF


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