August 20, 2009 / 10:09 PM / 9 years ago

Ethiopian Abdosh gets second chance in 5,000 meters

BERLIN, Aug 20 - Ethiopian Ali Abdosh will get a second chance to compete for the world 5,000 meters gold medal on Sunday after a jury of appeals reinstated him on Thursday.

The national champion was spiked and lost a shoe early in the race but, to the cheers of a near sell-out crowd, tried valiantly to make up more than 200 meters.

He finished a non-qualifying 13th out of the 16 runners but was allowed to advance by the jury of appeals.

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