By ABS-CBNnews.com and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Track athlete Rene Herrera finished dead last in Heat 1 of the 5,000-meters event, finishing with a time of 14 minutes and 44.11 seconds, to bow out of the 2012 London Games.
It was a new personal best for Herrera, who was making his Olympic debut in London.
Hayle Ibrahimov of Azerbaijan topped the heat with a time of 13:25.23, followed by Isiah Kiplangat Koech of Kenya.
Mohamed Farah of Great Britan was third with a time of 13:26.00, followed by the United States’ Lomong Lopez (13:26.16).
Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia rounded up the qualifiers with a time of 13:26.16 as well.
Herrera wound up in last place in a field of 42.
Herrera’s target time going into the event was 14 minutes and 10 seconds. His previous personal best was 14 minutes and 51 seconds.