Never we finish to read attempts to justify this record with stupid arguments, because nobody was ready to think this performance possible.
Four months ago, we spoke with the husband and coach of Ayana, stimulating to prepare this event, that never tried before.
The WR of Wang Junxia was not an unbeatable WR. The analysis of the splits she used (15'05" + 14'26") clearly shows she had the possibility to run under 29'15" with a better pace, probably near 29' without all the competitions she ran in few days.
Somebody can say she was doped : yes, she was (also Chinese officials of that period confirmed me this doubt), but doping, in any case, can't give too much advantage in a competition of middle distance, absolutely no more than 20" (and I'm not sure of so much advantage if athletes train long time in altitude). Chinese athletes, for preparing National Games in 1993, spent a lot of time in Duoba (2400m) and Lijan (2300m), and I had personally the opportunity to see the improvement of some athlete, very much weaker than the Ma Group, after two following months of training in Duoba in 2014.
The fact is that the times of 10000m, both men and women, are OVERESTIMATED because very few times there are competitions organized for running fast in these distances, and NEVER there was one attempt against the WR of Wang Junxia by any athlete, like for example Tirunesh Dibaba at her best.
Today, everything was perfect, and I wrote in one Italian blog that there were a lot of chances Ayana (for me unbeatable) could improve the WR, after looking at the weather of the last two days.
This time, it was very easy for who lives athletics on daily basis, and knows very well the best athletes, to foresee the tactic of the race : Alice Aprot (this is how we normally call Nawowuna, who is one sister of Joseph Ebuya) Always is a front runner, she doesn't know any other option, and tries to push from the start for Killing all the other competitors. In this case, she could be the best rabbit for Ayana, in a situation that NEVER can be repeated again, because of course NEVER Alice can act as pacer of Ayana in a normal meeting.
So, perfect weather for a competition of 10000m, very good track, and perfect pace : everything, finally, ready for attacking the WR for the first time in 23 years.
I was in Utrecht in 2009, when I saw Meselech Melkamu, COMPLETELY ALONE (no rabbits) running 29'53" in front of Florence Kilpagat (30'11"), and there is no match between that Melkamu and the current Ayana.
The fact that Tirunesh Dibaba, now at 80% of the personal possibilities of 2008, was able to improve her PB of more than 10", clearly shows that she could have the opportunity to run under 29'30" in the past, if had the will to attack the old WR.
It's totally ridiculous to look at a short track (so we must wait times in 400m under 43"...), or at African doping (I'm totally sure all the best are clean).
Stop to try to explain every top performance with doping. When you see Ayana running today with the other athletes, you can't not have the feeling she is another type of RUNNING ANIMAL, a new extra-star that can born one time every 20 years.
When you see the level of improvement in all the PB in the race, you can't forget that this is the FIRST COMPETITION OF 10000m RUN FAST FROM THE START in the history of the event, and everybody could have advantage of this fact, at her own level.
Try sometimes to use the brain for analyzing what happens, not the belly.
But, of course, you need to know something about the athletic history, and this instead is something that the most part of posters completely don't know.