Kim Conley ran 15:27.35 in her heat of the 5,000 meter run in Moscow at the World Championships to qualify for final on the 17th.
Her two USA teammates also made the final in the other heat.
Kenya’s Mercy Cherono won the slow paced first heat in 15:34.70.
The field in the first heat crossed the first 800m in 3:08.
American Molly Huddle lead the field through the first 1,000m in 3:43.62 before finishing in 3rd in 15:40.91. Teammate Shannon Rowbury was next across the line in 15:50.41.
Conley’s heat was much faster as the pack was lead at 1,000m in 3:09.23.
Conley lead the field at 4,000m in 12:34.20 before finishing in 5th at 15:27.35.
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar won the heat in 15:22.94.

Quotes from Conley and others

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No American women has ever medaled in the 5,000m at this meet.