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Ochichi's 5000m triumph

24 Mar 06 13:28
Isabella Ochichi of Kenya takes the 5000m gold medal. 

Isabella Ochichi of Kenya takes the 5000m gold medal.

Isabella Ochichi of Kenya has delivered a magnificent run to win the Women’s 5000m Final, crossing the line with a time of 14 minutes 57.84 seconds, ahead of England’s Joanne Pavey.

Lucy Wangui Kabuu of Kenya finished in third place, adding a bronze medal to the gold she won in the Women’s 10,000m Final.

Ochichi led the race from early on, with compatriots Wangui Kabuu and Ines Chenonge keeping pace. Eloise Wellings and Sarah Jameison of Australia, Pavey and Tanzania’s Zakia Mrisho stuck with the group.

Mrisho, who recorded a strong qualifying time, faded with around seven laps to go. Pavey made her first push at the ten-minute mark to move into third place and then moved shoulder-to-shoulder with Ochichi.

As the competitors passed the 400m mark, Ochichi stretched ahead and Pavey moved into clear second position.

Wellings and Jamieson both gave brave final pushes but Wangui Kabuu held on for third.

For more information, visit the Athletics Schedule and Results section of this Website.

- Games News Service

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