Latest World Championships in Athletics – Women's 10,000 metres Stories

2009-08-15 15:39:50

Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay coasted into the 100-meter semifinals Saturday and Christian Cantwell won the first American gold at the World Track Championships. Linet Masai of Kenya also won a dramatic women's 10,000-meter and Russia's Valeriy Borchin added the 20-kilometer walk title to his Olympic gold medal from last year. Bolt became a track superstar in Beijing, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes in world record time and then anchoring the Jamaican sprint relay team to another world...

2006-06-03 21:12:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Meseret Defar made light of wet conditions at New York's grand prix meeting to break the women's 5,000 metres world record on Saturday. The Olympic 5,000m champion improved her personal best by over four seconds to win at the Icahn Stadium in 14 minutes 24.53 seconds to eclipse the previous best of 14:24.68 set by Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey in 2004. "When I saw the one lap to go split, I was very confident," Defar told reporters through an...

2006-03-11 09:37:29

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic 5,000 meters gold medallist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia retained her 3,000-metres title in a time of eight minutes 38.80 seconds at the world indoor championships on Saturday. Defar pulled away on the last lap, easily outkicking world record holder and home favorite Liliya Shobukhova. The Russian, who set the world mark of 8:27.86 at last month's national championships in Moscow, led for much of the 15-lap race at the Olympic sports...

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