Andrew Lloyd – Commonwealth Games 5000m GOLD

As the 14 finalists toed the line on February 1, 1990, for the final of the men’s 5,000 meters at the Commonwealth Games, there was no indication that the fans in Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium were about to witness one of the most exciting races of all time. A Kenyan sweep seemed the most likely outcome: Kenyan Moses Tanui had claimed the silver medal in the 10,000 a few days earlier and would become world champion at 10,000 the following year before being history’s first sub-60 13.1 man and winning the Boston marathon twice; Kenyan Yobes Ondieki ran the world’s fastest time (13:04.24) the year before and would become world champion at 5,000 in 1991 and history’s first sub-27 man in 1993. More here….

Leave a Reply