“My Doping Is JESUS” – Ethiopian Runner Alma Ayana Says As She Breaks 10,000m World Record To Clinch Gold at #RioOlympics2016


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 12: Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia poses with the gold medal for the Women’s 10,000 Meters Final after setting a new world record of 29:17.45 on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ethiopian distance runner, Almaz Ayana, 24, has broken the 23-year old world record for the 10,000m race by over 14 seconds at the # RioOlympics2016.

This race was her second appearance on the track for the event. She clinched gold following the achievement. When asked how she did it, she said: “

Three things. Number one, did my training. Number two, I praise the Lord, he is giving me everything, everything, everything. And my doping is my training, my doping is Jesus.

She left her rivals trailing as she finished in 29min 17.45sec, about 14 seconds away from the previous world best of 29:31.78 set by China’s Wang Junxia in 1993. She also beat her personal best by 43 seconds.

Photo Credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

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