• Ayana beats Dibaba in her first ever 10000m race

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Almaz Ayana, the 2015 world 5000m champion, defeated the 3-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba in her first ever 10,000m race at the Ethiopian 10,000m trials in Hengelo, Netherlands on Wednesday. 

Ayana clocked a big world leading mark of 30:07.00 for the win, while defending world champion Gelete Burka took second in  30:28,47  with Dibaba in third in 30:28,53. 

The top three women will be selected for the Ethiopian team for Rio Olympics. 

Women's 10,00m Results: 2016  Ethiopian Olympic Trials, Hengelo Netherlands, June 28

1 Almaz Ayana Ethiopië 30:07,00
2 Gelete Burka Ethiopië 30:28,47
3 Tirunesh Dibaba Ethiopië 30:28,53
4 Netsanet Gudeta Ethiopië 30:36,75
5 Genet Yalew Ethiopië 30:37,38
6 Senbere Teferi Ethiopië 30:40,59 —
7 Belaynesh Oljira Ethiopië 30:50,25
8 Ababel Yeshaneh Ethiopië 30:54,12
9 Tadelech Bekele Ethiopië 30:54,61
10 Gotytom Gebreslase Ethiopië 31:14,52
11 Sule Uture Ethiopië 32:08,02
12 Elizeba Cherono Nederland 32:15,53
13 Nazret Weldu Ethiopië 32:58,28
Alemitu Heroye Ethiopië DNF
Meselech Melkamu Ethiopië DNF
Enatnesh Alamrew PACE Ethiopië DNF —

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