Runner tries to pull down his compatriots’ shorts as they race for 5000m win

Yomif Kejelcha, was leading the 5000 meter race at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday when it appears he was accidentally tripped by his compatriot, Selemon Barega.

With 150 meters to go to the finish line, Kejelcha reached out and grabbed Barega by his shorts, trying to pull him down, keep himself from falling or both. Baragea, who managed to fend off Kejelcha (whilst keeping his shorts up), went on to finish in second place, with a season best time of 13:02:67.

Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew, who was in third place when the incident occurred, breezed past both runners to finish in first place, with a time of 13:01:09.

Meanwhile, Kejelcha walked his way to the finish line, after being disqualified for his attempts to stop Barega.

Footage circulating on social media shows the two in a somewhat heated exchange at the finish line.

 

 

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