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Mohammed Ahmed fourth in Stockholm Diamond League 5,000m

Ahmed, Philibert-Thiboutot, Brown and Smellie shine in Stockholm Diamond League

Mohammed Ahmed


Mohammed Ahmed finish fourth Sunday in the 5,000m at the Stockholm Diamond League. Ahmed ran well against a strong field that included Selemon Barega and Birhanu Balew. He finished in a season’s best time of 13:14.88.

It was an extremely tight finish between Barega and Balew who went one-two in the race, but Barega had just a little bit more. Barega took the race and ran a world leading time of 13:04.05. Balew finished second and ran 13:04.25. 

Ahmed’s performance will score him four points that count toward qualification for the 5,000m Diamond League final, which will take place August 31st in Brussels. 

Ahmed is currently stationed out of Mammouth Lakes, California where he is training with fellow Canadian Matt Hughes. 

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In the men’s national 1,500m Canadian Charles Philibert-Thiboutot ran a 3:38.32 to place third. He ran a 3:37.73 season opener just six days earlier in Prague. 


In the same race, 17 year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen won in a time of 3:37.42. Ingebrigtsen is coming off an amazing race in Oslo where he ran a personal best of 3:36.06 to finish third. 


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In the men’s 200m Aaron Brown finished second in a time of 20.07. Brown began his strong 2018 outdoor season with a silver in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in April. Brown’s 200m mark from Stockholm is just shy of his personal best of 19.98 that he set at the Oslo Diamond League.

Gavin Smellie was third in the men’s 100m in a time of 10.17. Smellie’s time in Stockholm is just behind the personal best he set in Windsor three weeks ago of 10.01. Smellie has run the Canadian leading time for the 2018 outdoor season.