News : Gidey achieves an anthological World Record of 5,000 … Being “at 70%”!


News : Gidey achieves an anthological World Record of 5,000 … Being “at 70%”!

Gidey poses with her World Record in Valencia

Letesenbet Gedey has achieved the first of the two World Records that were attacked in Valencia on this historic October 7, 2020. The Ethiopian, who was not in the headlines of the previous ones but who had a challenge as complicated as that of Cheptegei a few minutes later, has ‘burst’ the world record of Tirunesh Dibaba, achieved in 2008 (14.11.15).

Dibaba completed those five kilometers on the track at a pace of 2: 50: 23 / km, while Gedey stopped the clock at a stratospheric 14:06:62, at 2: 49 / km. Gedey, who has been accompanied by Esther Guerrero, magnificent in her work as a hare, and Chepkoech.

His first record

It is the first official record for the Ethiopian, which a year ago achieved the best world record in history in 15K. It was in November 2019, in Nijmegen, where it finished in 44:20 (the previous record was 45:37 by the Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei). World runner-up of 10,000 in Doha 2019 (30: 21.23) and World bronze in cross country 2019 (36:24), she has a better record in 5,000 of 14: 23.14, achieved in 2018 in Rabat.

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