Canadian Moh Ahmed reeled in a bronze medal within the males’s 5,000-metre race on Thursday on the Diamond League meet in Florence, Italy.
The 30-year-old native of St. Catharines, Ont., completed with a season-best time of 12 minutes, 50.12 seconds, ending behind Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet who crossed the end line in second with a time of 12:49.02 and Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigsten who took gold with a time of 12:48.45.
Toronto native Justyn Knight completed in fifth with a time of 12:51.93, which is a private greatest for the 24-year-old, who did not race in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Fellow Torontonian Gabriela Debues-Stafford positioned fourth within the ladies’s 1500-metre race with a season-best time of Four minutes, 0.46 seconds. Ahead of her was Great Britian’s Laura Muir, who completed third with a time of three:55.59, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, who positioned second with a time of three:53.91, and the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan, who gained with a meet report time of three:53.63.
WATCH | Dutch runner Sifan Hassan units meet report in ladies’s 1500m:
Quebec City native Jean-Simon Desgangés completed in 13th place in his 3,000-metre steeplechase debut, with a time of Eight minutes, 39.47 seconds.