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Doherty Wins 5,000, Olympian Boutayeb Injured in Helsinki

June 28, 1990|From Associated Press

HELSINKI, Finland — John Doherty of Ireland ran the year's fastest time at 5,000 meters Wednesday night, being timed in 13 minutes 15.28 seconds, at an IAAF Mobil Grand Prix track and field meet.

Doherty missed his personal best of 13:15.09, set last year.

Olympic 10,000-meter champion Brahim Boutayeb of Morocco was in contention in the 5,000, but dropped out after 3,000 meters, claiming injury.

Steve Plasencia of the United States finished a distant second in 13:24.56.

In the men's 800, Olympian Mark Everett of the United States rallied in the final 60 meters to win in 1:46.38, beating world 1,500-meter champion Abdi Bile of Somalia. Bile, who led with 100 meters to go, faded to third in 1:46.73. behind

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