Bosworth wasn't done though, he regained his lead coming through 10km in 40:10 dropping under 4:00 per km.
Bosworth pulled over 5 seconds ahead of 2nd and was looking unstopable
China's Zelin Cai was in 6th at 40:22.
Gomez, Wang, and Bird-Smith held the lead pack at bay.
Dunfee coming through halfway in 40:23, still very much in the hunt.
No one was willing to give Bosworth a free path to victory and the pack caught him again.
By 16km the Chinese machine was taking over, with Wang and Cai positioning for medal contention.
Dane Bird-Smith was a 1/2 step behind them.
Cooling off at the water stop.
The chase pack is ready to pounce.