Hagos Gebrhiwet, a former world champion, is proof that even the best runners make crucial mistakes. On Friday evening at the Lausanne Diamond League, Gebrhiwet crossed the line with 400m to go and pulled off the track, raising his hands. The runner was under the impression that he’d won, but he’d miscounted his laps.
For the second year in a row, an absolutely WILD men's 5,000 in Lausanne.
Hagos Gebrhiwet kicks a lap early, runs his penultimate lap in 54.5 (!!!) and crosses the line celebrating.
Then he realizes he has a lap to go…
Yomif Kejelcha your winner, Gebrhiwet fades to 10th… pic.twitter.com/rJDorwgC1L
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) July 5, 2019
Indoor mile world record holder Yomif Kejelcha saw this mistake and continued, taking the win in 13:00.56. Gebrhiwet finished 10th in 13:09.59 — still very impressive considering his temporary celebration.
Brandon McBride got the Canadians started on the track on Friday. The Canadian record holder ran just off his season’s best of 1:43.90 and finishing in 1:44.14.
McBride was fourth, running smooth through the finish and narrowly missing out on a top three finish. First place when to Wyclife Kinyamal in 1:43.78 and second to Ferguson Rotich in 1:43.93.
Aaron Brown was doubling and started the night with a third place finish in the 100m and a season’s best of 10.07. He followed up his 100m with a fourth place finish in the 200m in a new personal best of 19.95.