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Tirunesh Dibaba Rounds Off Moscow 10,000m in Style

Tirunesh Dibaba played an old hand at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow when she tucked in with the pack until the final two laps of the women’s 10,000m final.

Dibaba put on a top-class performance, watching the screen as she rounded the final bend for a smooth sprint victory, claiming the 2013 World Championship in style.

After a steady 23 laps, Dibaba lengthened her stride and powered up to a punishing pace, devastating Japanese champion Hitomi Niiya, who had played pacemaker for the majority of the race.

Outclassed and outnumbered, Niiya came fifth to the comfortable team of East Africans who had been cruising in her wake. Gladys Cherono claimed silver, followed by Dibaba’s team mate Belaynesh Oljira.

The result represents Dibaba’s first 10,000m World Championship gold since 2007 in Osaka.


Name Country Time Records
Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 30:43.35
Gladys Cherono KEN 30:45.17
Belaynesh Oljira ETH 30:46.98
Emily Chebet KEN 30:47.02 PB
Hitomi Niiya JPN 30:56.70 PB
Shitaye Eshete BRN 31:13.79 SB
Selly Chepyego Kaptich KEN 31:22.11 PB
Shalane Flanagan USA 31:34.83
Ababel Yeshaneh ETH 32:02.09
Christelle Daunay FRA 32:04.44 SB
Marisol Romero MEX 32:16.36
Jordan Hasay USA 32:17.93
Ana Dulce Félix POR 32:36.73
Amy Hastings USA 32:51.19
Karolina Jarzynska POL 32:54.15
Juliet Chekwel UGA 32:57.02 NR
Gulshat Fazlitdinova RUS 33:31.49
Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER DNF
Lara Tamsett AUS DNF

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