Letesenbet Gidey, 22, from Ethiopia has broken the women’s 5,000m world record.
She achieved the feat in Valencia at the NN Valencia World Record Day where she beat the previous record by over four seconds.
Gidey, clocked 14 minutes 6.62 seconds to better the 14mins 11.15secs set by Tirunesh Dibaba in 2008.
NEW WORLD RECORD!
Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey runs 14:06.65 to break Tirunesh Dibaba’s 14:11.15 women’s 5,000m world record, which had stood since 2008. pic.twitter.com/ELCBPhZmcB
— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavez) October 7, 2020
The NN Valencia World Record Day is a one-off event taking place in the Spanish city.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei will attempt to break Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old men’s 10,000m world record.