Paul Chelimo wins Olympic Trials 5000m

by Ryan


Rio silver medalist Paul Chelimo won the Olympic Trials 5000m, outsprinting Grant Fisher and Woody Kincaid in the final straight.

Chelimo prevailed in 13:26.82, edging Fisher by .19. Kincaid was another .12 behind. Kincaid and Fisher went one-two in the 10,000m on July 18 and are going to Japan in both distance races.

Cooper Teare, the rising Oregon junior, missed the team by .95. Teare was trying to become the youngest U.S. Olympic 5000m runner since fellow Duck Steve Prefontaine in 1972.

Trials finish later Sunday with six finals, including the men’s 200m and 1500m and women’s 800m and 400m hurdles.

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