Rio de Janeiro: Ethiopian Almaz Ayana clocked 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds to break the women’s 10,000 metres world record at the Rio Olympic Games here on Friday.
The former world record of 29:31.78 minutes was set by China’s Wang Junxia in 1993.
Kenyan Jepkemoi Vivian Cheruiyot claimed the second spot with a timing of 29:32.53 minutes.
Defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia was third with a finish in 29:42.56 minutes — her personal best performance.

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