Tirunesh Dibaba set a new Olympic record

tirunesh dibaba(BEIJING, August 15) — [video] Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won gold and set a new Olympic record in the Women’s 10,000 m at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15. Dibaba’s time of 29:54.66 was enough to break the old record of 30:17.49 set by fellow Ethiopian Derartu Tulu and hold off silver medalist Elvan Abey legesse of Turkey (Ethiopian origin) who ran a time of 29:56.34. Bronze went to Shalane Flanagan of the United States in a time of 30:22:22. The world record of 29:31.78 seconds in this event is held by China’s Wang Junxia China, set in 1993.

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