Konstanze Klosterhalfen runs over 5000 meters to bronze

Konstanze Klosterhalfen has won bronze at the World Athletics Championships in Doha over 5000 meters. The 22-year-old was third in the final behind Kenyan Hellen Obiri, who defended her world title, and her compatriot Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi.


Obiri finished in 14: 26,72 minutes and set a new world championship record. Klosterhalfen needed 14: 28.42 minutes for the 5000 meters. The German ran from the start in the top group. However, when Obiri and Kipkemboi picked up the pace in the final round, Klosterhalfen had to tear down in the final corner.


The runner, who trains in the US in the controversial Oregon Project, was already German champion last August. In Berlin she ran in 14: 24.76 minutes German record.


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