Mo Ahmed runs a scintillating 13:04 to shatter Canadian 5K record

Mo Ahmed smashes the Canadian indoor 5,000m record on Sunday at Boston University improving the national mark by 15 seconds.

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Mo Ahmed, who the last time out set the Canadian indoor two-mile best at the NYRR Millrose Games, ran 13:04.60 for 5,000m in Boston on Sunday. The 26-year-old Bowerman Track Club athlete won the Boston University Last Chance Meet taking 15 seconds off the previous national indoor 5K record held by Cam Levins.

Ahmed, who finished fourth in the men’s 5,000m at the Rio Olympics, holds the Canadian 5,000m outdoor record having run 13:01.74. A full replay of Sunday’s race can be found here though it is behind a paywall. Ahmed is now the holder of three official Canadian open records as well as being the fastest in the two-mile. (The two-mile record is not kept by Athletics Canada.)

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The Canadian won by more than a second over Eric Jenkins at the Boston competition on Sunday afternoon as seven athletes broke 13:15. Kemoy Campbell set a new Jamaican record in the process finishing seventh.

Back on Feb. 11, Ahmed, who resides in Oregon following his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin, ran 8:13:16 for two miles.


1 Ahmed, Mo Nike/Canada 13:04.60
2 Jenkins, Eric Nike Oregon Project 13:05.85
3 True, Ben Saucony 13:06.74
4 Hill, Ryan Nike Btc 13:07.61
5 Kincaid, Woody Nike Bowerman TC 13:12.22
6 Lomong, Lopez Nike/BowermanTC 13:12.27
7 Campbell, Kemoy Unattached 13:14.45
8 Derrick, Chris Nike Bowerman TC 13:19.35
9 Curtin, Tommy Unattached 13:47.22
10 Choge, Jacob Mid. Tenn. State 14:04.51