Kimeli, Krop, Kibiwot and Moraa top Rome Diamond League

Olympian Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli won the Rome Diamond League with the championships record held today in Rome, Italy.

Kimeli led compatriot Jacob Krop in a 1-2 podium finish when he won the 5,000m in 12:46.33, which was a meeting record as Krop was second timing 12:46.79 and Ethiopian Yumif Kejelcha completing the podium in 12:52.10.

Selemon Barega (12:54.87) was 4th as Ahmed Mohammed was 5th timing 12: 55.84 but Levy Kibet came in position 9 at 13:01.32.

In 3,000m steeplechase men, reigning Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot (8:06.73) finished second behind the champion Lamecha Girma (7:59.23) as Getnet Wale (8:06.74) was third.

Conseslus Kipruto was 4th in 8:08.76 with world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Amos Serem (8:09.93) was 5th while Leonard Bet finished 8th timing 4:12.34.  

In 800m, Mary Moraa was 4th after crossing the finish line in 1:59.26 behind winner Athing Mu (1:57.01), followed by Renelle Lamote (1:58.45) and Elena Bello in 1:58.97.

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