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• Klosterhalfen Destroys German 5000m Record With 14:26.76 in Berlin

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Konstanze Klosterhalfen smashed the German 5000m record at the national championships in Berlin Olympic stadium on Saturday, August 3.

Klosterhalfen, who led the race from the gun, clocked an impressive 14:26.76 to break 20-year-old Irina Mikitenko's German record of 14:42.03. 

"I wanted to run as fast as I can:" Klosterhalfen told ARD sports.

The 22-year-old Klosterhalfen lapped every runner in the race except Alina Reh, who took silver at with 15:19.42.

Klosterhalfen moves to fourth on the European all-time list ahead of Great Britain’s Paula Radcliffe.

Splits:

1km 2:54.88
2km 5:49.45
3km 8:44.49
4km 11:37.65

See full women's 5000m results here

Streaming and other event info here.

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