• Ayana destroys world record to win 10,000m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashed the women's 10,000m record to win the gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Reigning world 5000m champion Ayana clocked 29:17.45 to claim the gold in the women's 10,000m Olympic title.
Ayana after crossing the 5000m marker in 14:47 took the lead from Kenya's Alice Aprot. The second half of the race the Ethiopian runner covered in a unbelievable 14:30 minutes, just 18 seconds slower than her 5000m personal best, to smash the previous 10,000m world record by more than 14 seconds.
Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Kenyan record of 29:32.53 to take silver,while double Olympic 10000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba claimed bronze in a lifetime best time of 29:42.56.
Kenya's Alice Aprot who led the through 5000m in 14:46.81 finished in 4th place in a new personal best time of 29:53.51.
The oldest athlete in track and field competition in Rio Olympics the-42-year-old Joe Pavey finished in 15th position in a season's best time of 31:33.44.
Total of 8 national records and 18 personal bests were achieved in the women's 10,000m final in Rio.