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Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell tumbles in 5,000m but rises to finish 15th

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Campbell, the only Jamaican athlete in the race, failed to advance to the final.
Kemoy Campbell among athletes in the men's 5,000m.

Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell took a painful tumble in his 5,000m debut at the World Championships but got up to finish the race in 15th position.

Campbell, the only Jamaican athlete in the race, failed to advance to the final.

Campbell while approaching the 4000m mark.

The National Champion finished with a time of 14:00.55.

"I’m honoured to have represented my country here in the 5000m but I'm really disappointed in how that went," he said.

"That fall really hurt my chances of doing anything here. I was trying to move up and someone’s leg caught me."

Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet won the heat with in 13:45.00.

Only the top five from the two heats will qualify for the final.