Ethiopian Runner Obliterates World Record at Rio 2016 Olympics
24-year-old distance runner representing Ethiopia, Almaz Ayana, just broke the 10,000m world record held since 1993 by more than 14 seconds.
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:
Almaz Ayana SMASHED the 10,000m then told reporters: "My doping is Jesus."#BeingABlackGirlIsLit esp in #Rio2016pic.twitter.com/HsaGu8Jmbq
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) August 12, 2016
I just love this shot! #AlmazAyana + @tirudibaba + #WorldRecord#ETH Well done heroess ! pic credit @rootsethiopiapic.twitter.com/vXviDplOSk
— 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
If I broke the World Record in the 10,000m... all those laps AND still had to run a victory lap. Nope. #Rio2016#AlmazAyana
— 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