Kenyan trio qualify for 5000M final at World championships.


Kenyan trio of Margaret Chelimo, Beatrice Chebet and Gloria Kite have all qualified for the final of the women’s 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships.

Chelimo and Chebet finished third and fourth respectively to automatically qualify in Heat one as Kite qualified as one of the non-automatic qualifiers after her time in Heat two where she finished sixth was enough to earn her a ticket.

Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay won Heat one with compatriot Dawit Seyaum claiming second place.

Heat two was won by Ethiopia’s Lesenbet Gidey, while Kenyan Caroline Kipkirui, now running for Kazakhstan bagged second place.

Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands claimed third place to also automatically qualify for the Finals.

Kite finished sixth and benefited from the fast Heat as she went through as one of the five non automatic qualifiers.


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