Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia wins Women’s 10,000 m Race

Ethiopians long distance runners dominated the Women’s 10,000 m Race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games winning the Gold as well as the Bronze medals.

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia wins Women's 10,000 m Race

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia set the new world record with a time of 29:17.45 convincingly beating the previous record of 29:31.78 set by Junxia Wang of China way back in 1993 to win the gold medal.

Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot finished second to win the silver medal with a time of 29:32.53 and also managed to set a new national record.

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia came in third with a time of 29:42.56 to win the bronze medal.

Kenya’s Alice Aprot and Betsy Saina came in fourth and fifth with times of 29:53.51 and 30:07.78 respectively.

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