29 Aug '15, 3pm

The U.S. men were close, but not close enough in the 5K final: #Beijing2015

“I ran well today and did everything I could,” said Rupp. “I just didn’t have the speed of those guys at the end. As far as the 5K it’s probably the best I’ve run in a world championship.” With the exception of Farah, the majority of the field appeared evenly matched, so it came as no surprise when the early pace proceeded at a crawl. The main contenders sat in the pack, watching and waiting for the race to unfold. The field passed three kilometers in 8:47.28, slower than world record pace in the marathon. Rupp and True put themselves in the top four throughout the opening kilometers, while Hill preferred to stay out of trouble at the back. “It was really tactical, really slow, which I knew it was going to be,” said True. “I just positioned myself towards the front and got right where I needed to be.” Rupp, too, wanted to be ready to follow when the decisive move was event...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/world-championships/us-men-cl...

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