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Watch: 18-Year-Old Ethiopian Runs Outrageously Fast 5000m Final

Watch: 18-Year-Old Ethiopian Runs Outrageously Fast 5000m Final

In the Diamond League final in Brussels this evening, 18-year-old Ethiopian runner Selemon Barega delivered an exceptional performance in the 5000m final.

Not only breaking the U20 World record, Barega ran the fourth-fastest time in 5000m ever.

Totting up the impressive details regarding his performance, the Ethiopian's time of 12:43.02 was the fastest that has been run anywhere at this distance since 2005.

A stunning performance from one so young, his kick in the final lap was a truly tremendous sight. You can watch it play out below.

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