Olympics: 10,000 meters specialist

Tirunesh Dibaba
In a sensational and historic performance, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba held on to her Olympic 10,000m title in stunning style at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
The 27-year-old, who won the distance double at the Beijing 2008 Games, saw off Kenya's Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot with a final-lap burst to win by more than five seconds. Dibaba's time was a season's best 30:20.75, with Kipyego taking the silver in 30:26.37 and world champion Cheruiyot bronze in 30:30.44. She was given all kinds of ovation when she suddenly burst out with so much energy on the last lap. One would expect that the World and Olympic records would have been broken but it wasn't.
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