Anyone watch this? I was not able to do so.
All three easily qualified. So did Alemayehu Bezabeh of Spain. From looking at the results it looks like the Ethiopians were laying low, all three finishing 3rd. I am surprised that Kenenisa Bekele finished third. It's something he hates doing even in heats.
Rashid Ramzi winner of the 1,500 in Beijing did not run in his heat. He would have been one of the favorites.
The loud-mouth Australian Craig Mottram did not make it to the finals.
Mohammed Farah Britain's great hope also failed to qualify.
Finally, my sentimental favorite, Soe Min Thu finished dead last in a time of 15:50.56. Two minutes and 13 seconds after the finisher and a minute and half after the guy in front of him. This is the Olympics. If you are here you finish. Some names come to mind Gete Wami, Berhane Adere and Mestewat Tufa... Enough said.