09 AUG 1997 General News

Flash Interviews Men 5000 metres Final

Daniel Komen (KEN) Gold "I have based my running on the pace and past feats of the great Kip Keino and Moses Kiptanui. This aspect of my training and racing is very crucial to how I and the rest of Kenyan runners perform. Obviously, it was the two laps under 60 seconds which were the decisive moments." -Khalid Boulami (MAR) Silver "I expected Komen to go away like this for the last 1000m. He surprised me by doing it so early. I didn't notice his move at the right moment." -Tom Nyariki (KEN) Bronze "It was only today that we decided how to run this race. The tactical nature of our race was vital to my performance here."

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