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RIO 2016: Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashes the 10000m world record set in 1993 and wins Africa's first gold medal Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win the women's Olympic 10000 metres raceon Friday finishingin 29 minutesand 17.45 seconds. In addition to winning the first gold medal for an African team in the 2016 Olympics the 24-year-old beat the previous record in place for the last 23 years by a remarkable 14.46 seconds. Her time was 14 seconds…


Few athletes have dominated their sport like Eric Heiden did at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games. He won five gold medals in speed skating, sweeping every men's event from the 500m sprint to the grueling 10000m race. and breaking every Olympic record and one world record in the process. No other athlete has ever won as many gold medals at a single Winter Olympiad. It his great misfortune that his feats have been somewhat overshadowed by the "Miracle on Ice" that occurred at the nearby…

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Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia poses with the gold medal for the Women's 10,000 Meters…

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2016-08-13 Ethiopias Almaz Ayana smashes world record for 10000m by 14 secs for Gold

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A Day of Finals Won and Records Broken

#olympics #olympiad #olympians The women’s 10,000-meter final. Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the event, setting a world record at 29:17.

· Aug 12 Almaz Ayana of Team ETH celebrates winning the Women's 10000 Meters Final and setting a New World Record of 29:17.45

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Rio Olympics 2016: Ethiopia's Ayana smashes world record for 10,000m gold