Shaking My Head Alert! Shame For Ethiopia Star Gebrhiwet Who 'Wins' Race A Lap Early

Jul 05 - by AFP for SportPesa News

The 25-year-old powered away from the pack on the penultimate lap, but it soon became clear he had miscalculated the distance at IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne

Hagos GEBRHIWET of Ethiopia competes in the Men's 5000m during the Muller Anniversary Games, Athletics IAAF Diamond League London 2018 on 21 July 2018 at the London Stadium in London, England. PHOTO/AFP

  • Gebrhiwet tried gamely to recover, but was absolutely shattered after what he briefly thought was an excellent win, finishing down in 10th place
  • His compatriot Yomif Kejelcha took full advantage, showing little sympathy to take the victory in 13 minutes and 0.56 seconds ahead of fellow Ethiopians Selemon Barega and Telahun Halle Bekele

LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet suffered an embarrassing mishap during the Diamond League men's 5,000-metre race in Lausanne on Friday night, crossing the line with his arms raised in celebration -- but with a lap still remaining.

The 25-year-old powered away from the pack on the penultimate lap, but it soon became clear he had miscalculated the distance.

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Gebrhiwet tried gamely to recover, but was absolutely shattered after what he briefly thought was an excellent win, finishing down in 10th place.

His compatriot Yomif Kejelcha took full advantage, showing little sympathy to take the victory in 13 minutes and 0.56 seconds ahead of fellow Ethiopians Selemon Barega and Telahun Halle Bekele.