Almaz Ayana smashes record to win women’s 10,000m gold medal

Almaz Ayana

RIO (NBC) — Gold:  Almaz Ayana
Silver: Vivian Cheruiyot
Bronze: Tirunesh Dibaba

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana broke the world record to win the women’s 10,000m gold medal in 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds.

The world record of 29:31.78 set by China’s Junxia Wang in 1993.

2015 world champion Vivian Cheruiyot earned the silver medal, while Tirunesh Dibaba, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion, claimed the bronze medal.

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