Yeman Crippa has set the new Italian 5000 meter record in Ostrava. The 23-year-old blue member of the Fiamme Oro concluded his race with a time of 13’02 ”26, crushing the previous national limit set thirty years ago by Salvatore Antibo (13’05” 59).
Here was a legendary evening for Crippa in the Czech Republic: the blue had long been looking for the national record and finished the Golden Spike in third place behind the Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo (12’48 “63) and the Ethiopian Selemon Barega ( 12’49 “08), at the end of a brave race, all in pursuit of the best. Crippa then appropriates the record of 5,000 after having also taken possession of that of 1 0.000 at the Doha World Cup last season, finished in eighth place. It is a magical evening for the blue coached by Massimo Pegoretti, who has had in his career