While participating in his first major championship, Frenchman Yann Schrub took the bronze medal in the 10,000m on Sunday in Munich in 27’47”13. He finished behind the Italian Yemaneberhan Crippa (27’46”13”) and the Norwegian Zerei Kbrom Mezngi (27’46”94). Jimmy Gressier ranks 4th (27’49”84).
Among the favorites of the race, Jimmy Gressier took the lead from the first meters. The pace, which was very high during the first two kilometres, then dropped significantly. One of the favourites, Briton Sam Atkin, also retired following a scramble.
In the last two kilometers, two Frenchmen were in the lead group: Jimmy Gressier and Yann Schrub. Then the Norwegian Zerei Kbrom Mezngi accelerated one kilometer from the finish, distancing the rest of the group. He finally cracked in the final stretch, being overtaken by the Italian Yemaneberhan Crippa for the title.
The third French Yoann Kowal ranks 15th in 28’17’39’.