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.