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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: Kemoy Campbell of Jamaica competes in the Men's 5000 metres heats during day five of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF) *** Local Caption *** Kemoy Campbell

Rio Dream 1024x531 1 1024x531 1Jamaica’s Kemoy Campbell finished a commendable 10th place in the first heat of the men’s 5000m preliminaries in a time of 13:30.32 on the morning session of Day VI of Athletics competition here in Rio.

Campbell was among the early leaders in the race, as he kept with the pace in the opening laps. However, the 25 year old fell back as the front-runners made their bid for the top spots.

Though he finished outside of the top five positions required to advance to the finals, the multiple Carifta Games 1500m/3000m/5000m champion crossed the line in a season’s best time.

Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia was first across the line (13:24.65) ahead of Albert Rop of Bahrain (13:24.95) and defending Olympic champion, Great Britain’s Mohammed Farah (13:25.25).

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Clayton Clarke is a freelance track and field journalist since 2005. He is a former athlete and an IAAF Level III coach (Sprints & Hurdles). He has been a writer with Track Alerts since its inception in 2009. He worked with several media houses (radio, tv, newspaper, website) in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Kitts Nevis and the Bahamas. The Tobago native has covered the Carifta Games since 2005, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Athletic Championships and numerous local and regional track and field events.. Though track and field is his passion and main interest, he has served as media liaison with numerous sporting bodies in T&T and in particular in Tobago, namely cycling, chess, football, beach soccer, taekwondo, rugby, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.


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