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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.

Check out more reactions to Ayana’s remarkable feat below:

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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