In an exciting sprint finish Dieudonne Disi (RWA) won the 10,000m gold medal in the 5th Jeux de la Francophonie in Tunisia. The Rwandan runner beat 12:50 5000m runner Abderrahim Goumri (MAR) in a time of 29:17.11.
Meanwhile in Doha, Qatar, Jamal Bilal Salem (QAT) took the gold medal in the 10,000m in the West Asian Games. His time of 28:40.99 gave him a comfortable victory over countryman Sultan Zaman. Salem returned later in the week to take the silver medal in the 5000m.