© Copyright – 2024 – Athletics Illustrated

The great Italian horse breeder Federico Tesio once said, “A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.”

It was a night of stallion-like lungs, hearts and character on display in Los Angeles Friday night at Drake Stadium. Only it was biped humans galloping for 12.5 laps of the 400-metre track.

But, when a 13:15.25 performance gets you dead last in a non-championship meet, you know you are running with the thoroughbreds and quarter horses in the 5000m. Quarter horses have been timed busting out of the start gates clocking up to 55/mph or 88/kph. That’s non-interstate highway speed. So, the studs were out to be sure.

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega clocked in a 12:51.60 finish time to win the race in front of a sparse crowd at Drake Stadium. That is about 23.3/kph, but he is only a biped after all.

“After World Cross Country, for the outdoor season, this is my second race. I wanted to run fast, I am happy,” said Barega in a post-race interview.

Ten others clocked in going sub-13. It was one of the fastest 5000m races of all time.

Fellow Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi crossed the finish line at 12:52.09. Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei took third in 12:52.38.

How fast are these studs?

Berega, now age 24, holds the world U20 record at 12:43.02. It is his personal best. He appears to be heading toward the marathon as he recently moved up to the half marathon. Last year he ran a world-class 57:50, just 29 seconds short of the world record.

Aregawi owns the world road 5km record at 12:49 from Barcelona in 2021. He has run even faster on the track clocking in at 12:40.45 last June during the Diamond League meet in Lausanne.

Cheptegei is even faster yet, having taken Kenenisa Bekele’s world record clocking a 12:35.36 four years ago during the Monaco Diamond League meet. Compatriot Kiplimo has run the 5000m in 12:41.73. Currently, he holds the world half-marathon record at 57:31 from Lisbon three years ago.

Fisher is the North American record holder with his Brussels performance of 12:46.96 two years ago. He finished fifth. Finishing seventh was the former North American and current Canadian record holder Mohammed Ahmed with his 12:47.20 from four years ago.

While the quarter horses were out, seven thoroughbreds ran new lifetime personal bests.

How it played out

They crossed the 3000m mark in 7:47. Pacing was arranged for a 12:54 finish time with a lighting system. Fisher, Ahmed, Hocker and others worked the front, while Barega and company, followed.

It was during the final kilometre that the heat turned up. Barega moved to the front and during that final km dropped the pace to 2:25 (12:08 pace) and ran the final lap in 54.15. Cheptegei was threatening for the win during the final lap, closing in on the lead, but ran out of real estate. Still, for all, it was a season-best, while Berega ran the 2024 world lead.

Results

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Selemon BAREGAETH12:51.60
2.Berihu AREGAWIETH12:52.09
3.Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA12:52.38
4.Jacob KIPLIMOUGA12:52.91
5.Grant FISHERUSA12:53.30
6.Biniam MEHARY PBETH12:54.10
7.Mohammed AHMEDCAN12:54.22
8.Sam ATKIN PBGBR12:54.66
9.Cooper TEARE PBUSA12:54.72
10.Stewart MCSWEYN PBAUS12:56.07
11.Cole HOCKER PBUSA12:58.82
12.Morgan MCDONALD PBAUS13:00.48
13.Anthony ROTICH PBUSA13:15.25
 AJ ERNSTUSADNF

In other races on the night, American Hobbs Kessler won the 800m in 1:45.07 in the fastest of three sections. Fellow American Morgan Beadlescomb won the 1500m in 3:35.84. In the 3000m steeplechase, Canadian Jean-Simon Desgagnés won in 8:16.49 nearly one second off of his personal best.

Full meet results

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Hobbs KESSLERUSA1:45.07
2.Jesus Tonatiu LOPEZMEX1:45.23
3.Festus LAGATKEN1:45.28
4.Reece SHARMAN-NEWELLGBR1:45.50
5.Abraham ALVARADOUSA1:45.62
6.Josh HOEYUSA1:45.65
7.Luciano FIOREUSA1:46.45
8.Ronaldo OLIVOESP1:46.47
9.Alex AMANKWAGHA1:47.12
10.Navasky ANDERSONJAM1:50.65
 Zachary SHINNICKUSADNF

800m Men Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Sam ELLISUSA1:47.09
2.Quamel PRINCEGUY1:47.31
3.Shane STREICHUSA1:47.77
4.Abdullahi HASSANCAN1:47.96
5.Mario GARCÍAESP1:48.31
6.Hazem MIAWADEGY1:48.38
7.Christian HARRISONUSA1:48.42
8.Jaxson HOEYUSA1:49.16
9.Luis PERALTADOM1:52.94
 Tucker SWINTHUSADNF

800m Men Heat 3

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Grant GROSVENORUSA1:48.82
2.Jake ULRICHUSA1:49.02
3.Jonah HOEYUSA1:49.23
4.Luca CHATHAMUSA1:49.25
5.Russell DINKINSUSA1:49.93
6.Leroy RUSSELLCAN1:50.07
7.Charles SHIMUKOWAZAM1:50.12
8.Clayborn PENDERUSA1:50.54
9.Robert HEPPENSTALLCAN1:53.36
 Robert BLACKWELLUSADNF

1500m Men Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Morgan BEADLESCOMBUSA3:35.84
2.Matt WISNERUSA3:36.45
3.John GREGOREKUSA3:36.55
4.Brannon KIDDERUSA3:36.57
5.Casey COMBERUSA3:36.87
6.Waleed SULIMANUSA3:37.04
7.David RIBICHUSA3:37.41
8.Henry MCLUCKIEGBR3:37.80
9.Ajay Kumar SAROJIND3:37.83
10.Cameron PROCEVIATCAN3:38.19
11.Paul RYANUSA3:38.21
12.Justin KIPKOECHKEN3:39.01
 Alex AMANKWAGHADNF
 Quamel PRINCEGUYDNF

1500m Men Heat 3

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Garrett MACQUIDDYUSA3:41.44
2.Austen DALQUISTUSA3:41.83
3.Eric AVILAUSA3:42.50
4.Rahul HARVEER SINGHIND3:42.81
5.Bobby POYNTERUSA3:43.83
6.Aidan RYANUSA3:44.85
7.Jeff LAUTENSLAGERNZL3:50.31
8.Shashi Bhushan SINGHIND3:56.98
 Luca CHATHAMUSADNF
 Jonathan DAVISUSADNF

5000m Men

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Selemon BAREGAETH12:51.60
2.Berihu AREGAWIETH12:52.09
3.Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA12:52.38
4.Jacob KIPLIMOUGA12:52.91
5.Grant FISHERUSA12:53.30
6.Biniam MEHARYETH12:54.10
7.Mohammed AHMEDCAN12:54.22
8.Sam ATKINGBR12:54.66
9.Cooper TEAREUSA12:54.72
10.Stewart MCSWEYNAUS12:56.07
11.Cole HOCKERUSA12:58.82
12.Morgan MCDONALDAUS13:00.48
13.Anthony ROTICHUSA13:15.25
 AJ ERNSTUSADNF

5000m Men Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Abdihamid NURUSA13:04.40
2.Andrew HUNTERUSA13:08.57
3.Ahmed MUHUMEDUSA13:08.73
4.Bob LIKINGUSA13:09.31
5.Olin HACKERUSA13:09.64
6.Dylan JACOBSUSA13:10.66
7.Eduardo HERRERAMEX13:12.20
8.Kasey KNEVELBAARDUSA13:13.23
9.Jonas RAESSSUI13:15.54
10.Jackson SHARPAUS13:17.08
11.Johnathan RENIEWICKIUSA13:19.33
12.Dillon MAGGARDUSA13:22.94
13.Anthony CAMERIERIUSA13:23.61
14.Gulveer SINGHIND13:23.78
15.Eric VAN DER ELSUSA13:31.48
16.Kartik KUMARIND13:37.64
17.Sam GILMANUSA13:38.55
18.Daniel SCHAFFERUSA13:39.48
19.Ben VEATCHUSA13:40.74
20.Tai DINGERUSA13:44.55
21.Sam MCENTEEAUS13:45.40
22.Andrew ALEXANDERCAN13:45.73
23.Abhishek PALIND14:02.93
 Sam PARSONSGERDNF
 Theo QUAXNZLDNF
 James WESTGBRDNF
 Graham CRAWFORDUSADNF
 Rowen ELLENBERGUSADNF
 Andre WARINGAUSDNF
 Craig NOWAKUSADNF
 Adriaan WILDSCHUTTRSADNF

3000m Steeplechase Men

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Jean-Simon DESGAGNÉSCAN8:16.49
2.Matthew WILKINSONUSA8:16.59
3.Alec BASTENUSA8:19.96
4.Zak SEDDONGBR8:20.77
5.Derek JOHNSONUSA8:20.90
6.Joey BERRIATUAUSA8:21.98
7.Duncan HAMILTONUSA8:23.10
8.Matthew CLARKEAUS8:24.37
9.Isaac UPDIKEUSA8:25.88
10.Daniel MICHALSKIUSA8:28.07
11.Christian NOBLEUSA8:28.29
12.Benard KETERUSA8:30.19
13.Ryoma AOKIJPN8:33.47
14.Evan JAGERUSA8:35.99
15.Carson WILLIAMSUSA8:38.30
16.Ben BUCKINGHAMAUS8:39.81
17.Travis MAHONEYUSA8:40.33
 Awet MENGSTEABSWEDNF

3000m Steeplechase Men Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Jackson MESTLERUSA8:30.12
2.Liam CASHINAUS8:30.19
3.Colin DALYUSA8:30.88
4.Aidan TOOKERUSA8:30.94
5.Aaron AHLCAN8:32.56
6.César Daniel GOMEZ PONCEMEX8:33.99
7.Jacob MITCHEMUSA8:36.41
8.Kevin ROBERTSONCAN8:36.92
9.Julius DIEHRUSA8:39.35
10.Emmanuel BORUSA8:46.93
11.Eion NOHILLYUSA8:49.16
12.Ben GARNERUSA8:55.80
13.Craig HUFFUSA8:59.62
 Craig NOWAKUSADNF

Discus Throw Men

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Roje STONAJAM66.93
2.Claudio ROMEROCHI64.12
3.Brian WILLIAMSUSA63.36
4.Reggie JAGERS IIIUSA63.17
5.Alex ROSESAM63.17
6.Andrew EVANSUSA61.68
7.Robbie Zorawar OTALUSA57.99
8.Josh SYROTCHENUSA56.67

Hammer Throw Men

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Mykhaylo KOKHANUKR80.33
2.Denzel COMENENTIANED79.09
3.Daniel HAUGHUSA76.86
4.Rudy WINKLERUSA75.62
5.Alex YOUNGUSA70.92
6.Diego DEL REALMEX70.06

WOMEN’S RESULTS

800m Women Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Samantha WATSONUSA2:00.73
2.Jazz SHUKLACAN2:01.18
3.Olivia BAKERUSA2:02.23
4.Meghan HUNTERUSA2:02.34
5.Kendra COLEMANUSA2:02.77
6.Kaela EDWARDSUSA2:02.95
7.Aurora RYNDACAN2:03.24
8.Sabrina SOUTHERLANDUSA2:03.86
9.Madeleine KELLYCAN2:05.55
10.Sadi HENDERSONUSA2:05.76
 Alanah YUKICHAUSDNF

800m Women Heat 3

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Charlene LIPSEYUSA2:02.16
2.Kassidy JOHNSONUSA2:02.59
3.Hannah SEGRAVEGBR2:02.65
4.Danae RIVERSUSA2:03.49
5.Susan ANENOUGA2:03.68
6.Michaela MEYERUSA2:03.84
7.Katherine MITCHELLUSA2:04.21
8.Brooke FELDMEIERUSA2:04.27
9.Brenna DETRAUSA2:06.89
 Maria SARTINNZLDNF

800m Women Heat 4

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Kate GRACEUSA2:01.93
2.Addy TOWNSENDCAN2:03.68
3.Presley WEEMSUSA2:03.81
4.Valery TOBIASUSA2:05.11
5.Lora ROFFAUS2:05.24
6.Aaliyah MILLERUSA2:05.52
7.MaLeigha MENEGATTIUSA2:06.15
8.Rachael WALTERSUSA2:06.59
9.Hanna GREENUSA2:09.89
 Casey MONOSZLAYUSADNF

1500m Women Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Heather MACLEANUSA4:02.49
2.Dorcas EWOIKEN4:05.53
3.Ellie LEATHERGBR4:06.12
4.Christina ARAGONUSA4:06.53
5.Rachel MCARTHURUSA4:06.67
6.Yolanda NGARAMBESWE4:06.69
7.Alex TEUBELUSA4:07.33
8.Laurie BARTONUSA4:07.68
9.Anna GIBSONUSA4:08.06
10.Angel PICCIRILLOUSA4:08.12
11.Madeleine BERKSONUSA4:08.50
12.KM DEEKSHAIND4:08.51
13.Danielle ARAGONUSA4:10.05
14.Stephanie BROKAWUSA4:12.22
15.Carina VILJOENRSA4:13.01
16.Micaela DEGENEROUSA4:21.01
 Alanah YUKICHAUSDNF
 Susan ANENOUGADNF

1500m Women Heat 3

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Lauren RYANAUS4:08.15
2.Grace BARNETTUSA4:09.27
3.Eleanor FULTONUSA4:10.85
4.Carlee HANSENUSA4:11.02
5.Kate GRACEUSA4:11.92
6.Marta PEN FREITASPOR4:11.99
7.Rebecca MEHRAUSA4:12.56
8.Gemma FINCHGBR4:12.80
9.Abbe GOLDSTEINUSA4:13.96
10.Melissa TANAKAUSA4:15.02
11.Katie MCCUNEUSA4:15.59
12.Jessy LACOURSECAN4:16.61
13.Savannah SHAWUSA4:18.03
14.Katie CAMARENAUSA4:20.35
15.Taryn RAWLINGSUSA4:21.10
 Charlene LIPSEYUSADNF
 Kendra COLEMANUSADNF

5000m Women

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Elle ST. PIERREUSA14:34.12
2.Joselyn Daniely BREAVEN14:36.59
3.Hannah NUTTALLGBR14:57.91
4.Ella DONAGHUUSA14:58.39
5.Allie BUCHALSKIUSA15:01.75
6.Abby NICHOLSUSA15:03.17
7.Bethany HASZUSA15:05.80
8.Whittni MORGANUSA15:11.35
9.Elly HENESUSA15:12.69
10.Annie RODENFELSUSA15:13.30
11.Katie WASSERMANUSA15:14.15
12.Wuga HECHN15:15.35
13.Natalie RULEAUS15:17.38
14.Erika KEMPUSA15:37.63
15.Briana SCOTTCAN15:57.18
 Jenny BLUNDELLAUSDNF
 Taylor WERNERUSADNF
 Gemma FINCHGBRDNF

5000m Women Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Lauren GREGORYUSA15:22.48
2.Jennifer RANDALLUSA15:25.13
3.. ANKITAIND15:28.82
4.Erin TESCHUKCAN15:29.32
5.Hannah STEELMANUSA15:29.79
6.. SEEMAIND15:30.70
7.Rebecca BASSETTCAN15:32.42
8.Sanjivani JADHAVIND15:34.22
9.Alycia CRIDEBRINGUSA15:34.79
10.Annamaria KOSTARELLISUSA15:37.41
11.Calene MORRISUSA15:40.15
12.Anna OESERUSA15:40.34
13.Emma Grace HURLEYUSA15:41.25
14.Vanessa FRASERUSA15:41.62
15.Maddie ALMUSA15:43.18
16.Leslie SEXTONCAN15:43.91
17.Katelyn AYERSCAN15:52.96
18.Sarah ASTINGBR15:52.97
 XiuZhen MACHNDNF
 Aisha PRAUGHT LEERJAMDNF
 Casey MONOSZLAYUSADNF

3000m Steeplechase Women

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Ceili MCCABECAN9:20.58
2.Madie BOREMANUSA9:21.98
3.Norah JERUTOKAZ9:22.45
4.Lea MEYERGER9:22.51
5.Alicja KONIECZEKPOL9:22.52
6.Angelina ELLISUSA9:25.25
7.Logan JOLLYUSA9:26.23
8.Amy CASHINAUS9:26.85
9.Elizabeth BIRDGBR9:32.95
10.Lexy HALLADAYUSA9:39.26
11.Grace FETHERSTONHAUGHCAN9:39.62
12.Carmen GRAVESUSA9:43.40
13.Kayley DELAYUSA9:46.71
14.Tuğba GÜVENÇTUR9:53.47
15.Brielle ERBACHERAUS9:56.30
16.Alycia BUTTERWORTHCAN9:59.17
17.Tatiane Raquel DA SILVABRA10:27.60
 Regan YEECANDNF

3000m Steeplechase Heat 2

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Jessica FURLANCAN9:41.25
2.. PRITIIND9:50.92
3.Colett RAMPFUSA9:54.86
4.Eleonora CURTABBIITA10:00.55
5.Jessica SCHERIFFGBR10:09.49
6.Lydia OLIVEREUSA10:12.49
7.Kayla WINDEMULLERUSA10:18.96

Pole Vault Women

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Sandi MORRISUSA4.70
2.Emily GROVEUSA4.48
3.Gabriela LEONUSA4.48
4.Bridget WILLIAMSUSA4.33
4.Kristen LELANDUSA4.33
4.Robeilys PEINADOVEN4.33
7.Anicka NEWELLCAN4.33

Discus Throw Women

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Valarie ALLMANUSA67.93
2.Yaimé PÉREZCUB64.95
3.Jorinde VAN KLINKENNED62.74
4.Laulauga TAUSAGAUSA60.83
5.Kristin PUDENZGER58.88
6.Chioma ONYEKWERENGR57.81
7.Elena BRUCKNERUSA54.65

Hammer Throw Women

POSNAMENAT.RESULT
1.Brooke ANDERSENUSA77.32
2.DeAnna PRICEUSA77.16
3.Camryn ROGERSCAN75.56
4.Janee’ KASSANAVOIDUSA72.99
5.Silja KOSONENFIN70.51
6.Annette Nneka ECHIKUNWOKEUSA70.11
7.Janeah STEWARTUSA66.69

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