DOHA 2019: How Women’s 5000 meters final went down as Hellen Obiri defends title

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Defending champion Hellen Obiri walked away with a gold medal in a World Championships Record of 14:26.72 on Saturday.

Her compatriot Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi claimed silver in a time of 14:27:49, overtaking Germans Konstanze Klosterhalfen who earned bronze medal at the time of 14:28:43.

Obiri took the lead from the start, overwhelming Klosterhalfen challenge at 3000 meters, towards the end as Chelimo took note of the bell and overpowered Ethiopian Gemechu.

Gemechu came in fourth at the time of 14:29:60 with a third Kenyan Lilian Rengeruk closing up the top five at the time of !4:36:05

The competition was tight with Obiri, Chelimo and Rengeruk taking on 11 other athletes.

Meanwhile, in Women’s 1,500 meters final, 2017 champion Faith Kipyegon finished second at a time of 3:54:22, taking home a silver medal

Netherlands Sifan Hassan surged to her second gold medal of the World Championships.

The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch runner took lead in a world leading championship record time of 3: 51:95.

Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay walked away with a bronze medal at the time of 3:54:38 as Kenyan Winny Chebet coming in at position seven clocking a time of 3:58:20.

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