Mo Farah reflected on an "incredible" journey and said he had left everything on the track after his final race at a major global event ended in disappointment with a second-placed finish in the IAAF World Championships 5000 metres. They (the Ethiopians) run as a team.
Paul Chelimo tried to stretch things out in the early stages of the race, while Ethiopia's Selemon Barega and Patrick Tiernan, of Australia, took it in turns to pick up the pace midway through.
To rub in his victory after years of the Ethiopians being tormented by Farah's brilliance, Edris even gave an impression of his rival's famed "Mobot" celebration as he crossed the line. That's why I did the Mobot.
"One of them was going to sacrifice themselves and that's what they did tonight".
Farah embraced his family and then took a lap of honour to soak up the adulation of his home crowd, but as with his great friend and fellow legend Usain Bolt, he was denied the win he so desperately wanted in his last individual outing.
"I had to decide what it took to become a champion and that was to move to the other side of the world - nothing was guaranteed but I took that chance".
"I didn't have much support, but we did it".
Chelimo fell with four laps to go on the wet track in Wednesday's semifinals but came back and qualified.
Farah finally found open track but Edris was gone, with the Briton passing the fading Kejelcha and holding off Chelimo to salvage silver. "I don't know how you can't see him as our greatest ever athlete".
Edris gritted his teeth and set sail for home with Farah moving down the inside to try and engineer a remarkable final burst but the gas just wasn't there.
"Those boys are coming for me - they are hungry", said Farah. "I got boxed in early on - it doesn't normally happen - but I got boxed in early and couldn't get out".