Gold MedallistSaif Saaeed SHAHEEN QAT
"First of all I want to thank all of my opponents in the final. It was a wonderful race. I also want to thank the French crowd for the incredible support.
"My plan was to have a very quick start. I knew it was risky, but it was undoubtedly the best tactics to adopt to keep my opponents away. It paid off so I am for my new country, Qatar."
Silver Medallist - Ezekiel KEMBOI KEN
"It was so tough.
"There were no tactics among the Kenyan team, we just ran for ourselves
"I was too tired, in the last lap, I was just too tired"
Bronze Medallist - Eliseo MARTIN ESP
"It's a dream. It is hard to believe that a European could beat the African dominance.
"It is exceptional. It is the combination of many years of hard work, all the more so as I have often been injured. I have been very consistant this year and I was in good shape the whole time. I must try to keep my feet on the ground, I am so excited about this.
"You need to have a good strategy because it is a very long course. I always listen to my body.
"I want to thank everybody in my village."