Letesenbet Gidey breaks Sifan Hassan's two-day-old 10,000m world record

The previous women’s 10,000-meter record was only set on Sunday, but Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey has already bettered it.

Gidey’s time of 29:01.03 in the Dutch city of Hengelo on Tuesday took five seconds off the record set by the NetherlandsSifan Hassan on the same track last week.
Competing in the Ethiopian Olimpiese Trials, Gidey is now the first woman since Norway’s Ingrid Kristiansen between 1986 en 1993 to hold both the 5,000m and 10,000m records.
    Sy broke the 5,000m record in Valencia, Spanje, last October with a time of 14:06.62.
        I expected to run the world record,” Gidey gesê of her performance on Tuesday. “Volgende, I will try again, to run maybe 28:56.”
        Hassan celebrates her world record -- a mark that would only stand for just two days.

        Both Gidey and Hassan were wearing super shoeswith carbon fiber plates embedded in the solestechnology that has been attributed to causing records to tumble in the past few years.
          They also used Wavelight technologyflashing lights on the side of the track that provide athletes with an indication of the pace they need to run in order to set a world record.
            Gidey passed through the halfway point in 14:42 op Dinsdag, slightly behind world record pace. But she upped her speed in the final stages and completed the last lap in 63 seconds to improve on Hassan’s time.
            Prior to Hassan, the 10,000m world record had been set by Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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