Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey broke the world record in the 10,000 meters

Letesenbet Gidey became the first woman to hold world records in both the 5,000 m and 10,000 m. The first to do so was Ingrid Kristiansen, from 1986-1993.

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the 10,000-meter women’s world record on Tuesday on the same track the Dutchman Sifan Hassan had set the previous record, just two days before.

Specifically, only 54 hours passed between the two records!

Gidey’s new record time is 29 minutes and 1.03 seconds, set at the trial in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

Gidey, 23, finished more than a minute ahead of Tsigie Gebreselama.

“I was expecting a world record,” Gidey said. “I would like to try to break the world record again and go down in less than 29 minutes.”

For the most important news of the day, broadcast in real time and presented equidistantly, LIKE our Facebook page!

Follows Mediafax on Instagram to see spectacular images and stories from around the world!

The content of the website is intended exclusively for your personal information and use. It is prohibited republishing the content of this site in the absence of an agreement from MEDIAFAX. To obtain this agreement, please contact us at [email protected]

Source: Mediafax by

*The article has been translated based on the content of Mediafax by If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!