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Sports Canada's Moh Ahmed finishes 3rd in 5k race at Diamond League stop in Florence

02:23  11 june  2021
02:23  11 june  2021 Source:   cbc.ca

After COVID-19 shut down racing for a year, Knight running faster than ever

  After COVID-19 shut down racing for a year, Knight running faster than ever When the global track and field schedule shut down due to COVID-19, Justyn Knight went a year without a race. But a student of his sport, he put the time to good use, studying the world's top middle-distance runners during months of self-reflection in his quest to be the best. What was evident among the best 5,000-metre runners were that they're very fast over 1,500 as well. Medals often go to those with the best finishing kick, the fastest on the final lap. Wanting to be in the mix at the Tokyo Olympics, the 24-year-old Knight put more emphasis on running a fast 1,500 — a move that has paid off.

Before college, Mohammed Ahmed was the Canadian Junior 5000 m champion on four occasions, and twice finished Ahmed led late in the race , briefly dropping to fifth position in the final stretch, before recovering to take third place.[16]. ^ " Moh Ahmed Amazes with 12:47 5 K (3:58 Final 1600) as

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Ben True, Muktar Edris are posing for a picture: Canada's Moh Ahmed finished behind Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet and Norway's Jakob Ingebrigsten in Thursday's 5,000-metre race at the Diamond League meet in Florence, Italy. © Twitter/@AthleticsCanada Canada's Moh Ahmed finished behind Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet and Norway's Jakob Ingebrigsten in Thursday's 5,000-metre race at the Diamond League meet in Florence, Italy.

Canadian Moh Ahmed earned a third-place finish in the men's 5,000-metre race on Thursday at the Diamond League meet in Florence, Italy.

The 30-year-old native of St. Catharines, Ont., finished with a season-best time of 12 minutes, 50.12 seconds, finishing behind Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet who crossed the finish line in second with a time of 12:49.02 and Norway's Jakob Ingebrigsten who won with a time of 12:48.45.

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Distance runner Moh Ahmed , who broke the Canadian record in the men's 10,000 metres at the 2017 world championships, lowered his personal-best time in the final at this year's worlds to 26 minutes 59.35 seconds for a sixth-place finish on Sunday. He climbed to third in the field of 21 at 7,200 metres and as high as second shortly after, before dropping to fourth with 1,000 metres remaining at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. "That was tough. I kind of felt heavy [in the legs] early," Ahmed , who won Canada ' s first-ever distance medal at worlds in the 5,000 earlier in the week, told

Moh Ahmed shattered his own Canadian record in the 5,000 metres at the Portland Intersquad Meet. The 29-year-old from St. Catharines Ont., won the race in 12 minutes 47.20 seconds, bettering his previous mark of 12:53.16 set last summer in Rome. Ahmed stumbled 100 metres later after being clipped, dropped to fifth with 150 to go before surging on the straightaway to finish in bronze position in 13:01.11. his first medal in the event at a major championship. WATCH | Ahmed battles back to win world bronze in 5 ,000

Toronto native Justyn Knight finished in fifth with a time of 12:51.93, which is a personal best for the 24-year-old, who didn't race in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fellow Torontonian Gabriela Debues-Stafford placed fourth in the women's 1500-metre race with a season-best time of 4 minutes, 0.46 seconds. Ahead of her was Great Britian's Laura Muir, who finished third with a time of 3:55.59, Kenya's Faith Kipyegon, who placed second with a time of 3:53.91, and the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan, who won with a meet record time of 3:53.63.

Quebec City native Jean-Simon Desgangés finished in 13th place in his 3,000-metre steeplechase debut, with a time of 8 minutes, 39.47 seconds.

The fight for Muslim representation in Hollywood — and the danger of falling behind .
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