Gidey breaks 2-day-old ladies’s world file in 10,000 meters

Letesenbet Gidey has lowered the ladies’s 10,000-meter world file simply two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the identical monitor

HENGELO, Netherlands — Letesenbet Gidey lowered the ladies’s 10,000-meter world file on Tuesday, simply two days after Sifan Hassan set the mark on the identical monitor.

Gidey clocked 29 minutes, 1.03 seconds on the Ethiopian Olympic trials, that are being held within the Netherlands. Tsigie Gebreselama was second in 30:06.01.

“I anticipated to run a world file,” mentioned the 23-year-old Gidey, who turned the primary lady to carry each the 5,000 and 10,000 world data since Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway did so from 1986 to 1993. “I’d prefer to attempt to break the world file once more and break 29 minutes.”

Gidey broke the 5,000-meter world file final October.

All 4 males’s and girls’s 5,000 and 10,000 world data have been damaged over the past 10 months, thanks partially to pacing lights on the monitor. On Tuesday, the blue lights on the within of the monitor have been shifting at a world file tempo.

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