Gebremeskel DNS, so Alamirew and Gebrhiwet just used the race to sharpen their last 200s, with Alamirew coming out on top again. The last 400 was just 54.30, but they didn't start kicking until 200 to go. Tim Hutchings estimated 25-26 range for last 200.
Tariku Bekele took over after the pacemakers dropped out, but did nothing, running 64s, and disappearing from the hunt at the bell.
I would think that Gebrhiwet must be getting the idea that he's going to get beaten by both Farah and Alamirew over the last 400, so what will he do about it?
Alamirew has run four DL 5Ks in just over a month's time, Gebrhiwet four in 40 days, while Gebremeskel has run sparingly, a poor 5K and that 26:51 on 27 June. That 10K should assure him of selection for that distance, but he may need a fast 5K.
None of the good Kenyans ran at Lausanne.
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