Marathon runner Bashir Abdi wins bronze for Belgium at World Championships

Marathon runner Bashir Abdi wins bronze for Belgium at World Championships
Bashir Abdi. Credit: Belga

Bashir Abdi finished third in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships in the United States on Sunday, bringing home a bronze medal for Belgium.

Ethiopian runner Tamirat Tola crowned himself world champion, followed by his compatriot Mosinet Geremew in second place.

While the first two laps did not seem to bode well for Abdi, he steadily started to move up during the third lap, and was even in the lead for a while.

Tola attacked, but the battle for the other two podium places was thrilling, as Abdi, Geremew, and two others kept fighting. In the end, Geremew finished second while Abdi came in third, the same result as during the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year.


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