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Brits Shine In California

Brits Shine In California

Andy Vernon, Tom Farrell and Emelia Gorecka all got European qualifying times at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, California. Vernon went 6th UK all-time 5000 metres with a 13:11.50 6th place and Farrell took 11th in 13:22.27. American Ben True had a breakthrough win in 13:02.74. Gorecka (20) moved to 11th UK all-time with a 15:07.45 5th place 5000 metres. Among British athletes only Zola Budd has gone faster at the same age. Olympic silver-medalist Sally Kipyego won the 10000 metres in 30:42.26. Molly Huddle became the second fastest American ever in second with 30:47.69 and Jordan Hasay also came away with a lifetime best 31:39.67 in fourth.

UK All-Time 5000 Metres

1. Mo Farah 12:53.11 (2011)
2. Dave Moorcroft 13:00.41 (1982)
3. Ian Hamer 13:09.80 (1992)
4. Jack Buckner 13:10.15 (1986)
5. Rob Denmark 13:10.24 (1992)
6= Tim Hutchings 13:11.50 (1984)
6= Andy Vernon 13:11.50 (2014)

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