Dibaba sets new Olympic mark

Women's 10000m in Beijing Olympics 2008 - (Photo credit -XINHUA

(Photo credit -XINHUA)


Ethiopia Tirunesh Dibaba has set a new Olympic record after running a perfect race to take gold in the women's 10,000m today, overtaking Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse with 350m to go to sprint home in a time of 29:54.68.

Abeylegesse settled for silver in 29:56.43 and American Shalane Flanagan claims bronze in 30:22.22.

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Full Results results

1 Tirunesh Dibaba (Eth) 29:54.66 Gold OR

2 Elvan Abeylegesse (Tur) 29:56.43 Silver

3 Shalane Flanagan (US) 30:22.22 Bronze

4 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (Ken) 30:26.50

5 Maria Konovalova (Rus) 30:35.84

6 Inga Abitova (Rus) 30:37.35

7 Lucy Kabuu Wangui (Ken) 30:39.96

8 Lornah Kiplagat (Ned) 30:40.27

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