Quote Of The Day
“I didn’t know I was so close to the world record (she admitted she didn’t even know what the record was). I was looking at running about 14:20 but during the race, I went faster and faster. I was surprised my body could do that and I was surprised when I heard it was close (to the record). Now I want to try to break the world record at the world championships in Beijing.”
– Almaz Ayana talking after running 14:14.32 to win at the Shanghai Diamond League meet and become the third-fastest 5,000m runner of all time. Now she wants to break Tirunesh Dibaba‘s 14:11.15 world record. Our recap on Ayana’s race is here.