Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Rising star Mohammed ready to challenge Rudisha at London

Mohammed Aman looks like Ethiopia’s only hope for a Gold medal from London.  The 18 year old rising star stands at the top after the latest 800 meter event in Morocco-Rabat where he clocked a new course record.
After snatching away the World Indoor Games gold medal in Istanbul-Turkey last March followed by another gold medal performance in Dageu-Korea, where he also earned a course record; Mohammed has emerged the latest athletic phenomena of distance runners.  He is more than capable of challenging Kenyan David Rudisha, who has dominated the last two seasons and holds a world record. 
“He beat him in Milan-Italy why not in London,” the news presenter commented after the race. During his latest crown at the 8th world challenge athletic event, Mohammed once again out classed Kenyan Leonardo Kosencha crossing the finishing line in 1:43:58. Runner up Kosencha finished one second later followed by home boy Amin Almawi of Morrocco.
Ethiopian athletes also won in the men’s 3,000 meter and women’s 3,000 meter hurdle. Renowned Roba Gari took the crown; clocking 8:10:04 in the 3,000 meter event while Ibrahim Kaleb and Bernard Julian stood second and third respectively. The day’s amazing victory belonged to Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew who remained strong all the way through the race despite strong challenges from Kenyan trios. The 19 year old Hiwot took the lead from the start to finish in 9:16; her best time of the year with the Kenyans finishing up to fourth.