Gelant got out decently and put himself right in the middel of the pack following the athletes at a 62 first lap. After a 2:37 first kilometer and 1300m in he found himself tracking on the shoulder of Mo Farah. With a 2:38 second kilometer and 5:15 2km in he was right next to Farah with the Ethiopians making the pace very fast from the gun. With a 7:57 first 3000m Gelant drifted to the back of the pack as athletes bunched up and Farah took the lead. 4000m in Gelant found himself 4th last with a time of 10:40. With 400m to go Gelant was off the back of the Pack but was out to pick them off from the back. Elroy finished in 11th place with a 13:17.47 at his very first Olympic Games.