Almaz Ayana, the 24-year-old distance runner representing Ethiopia, just broke the world record held since 1993 by more than 14 seconds.
Only racing the 10,000 meter race on the trace for the second time (say what?), Ayana finished first for gold in 29 minutes and 17.45 seconds.
“After crossing the finish line, the 24-year old raised her arms in triumph and then crossed her heart as Ethiopian fans in the stands cheered,” Quartz Africa reports.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 12, 2016
Check out more reactions to Ayana’s remarkable feat below:
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) August 12, 2016
— Frehiwot Negash (@FrehiwotNG) August 12, 2016
Almaz Ayana is lapping everyone with peak Habesha running form
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) August 12, 2016
Ethiopian Almaz Ayana is asked about doping allegations after setting world record in 10,000 meters, responds: “My doping is Jesus.”
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) August 12, 2016
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 12, 2016
Almaz Ayana of ETHIOPIA beat World Record in the 10,000m by 14 SECONDS. That girl behind her? She has another lap! pic.twitter.com/ldNtu2oTmp
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 12, 2016