Ethipioâ€™s Almaz Ayana was asked by a Swedish journalist about breaking a â€œcontroversial world recordâ€. The journalist said Swedish runner Sarah Lahti, who ran a 26 second pr in 31:28.43 for 12th, said afterwards she â€œdidnâ€™t think you were a 100% clean runner.
Ayana smiled like she often did during the press conference and then gave her answer in Amharic. The translator who often did not translate but spoke in the third person towards Almana started off by saying Almana gave a â€œvery sharp answer.â€
Then he said for her, â€œThree basic things. I did my training, specifically (for the ) 5000 and 10000. Number two, I praise the Lord. God has given me everything, every blessing. My doping is my training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise. Nothing. I am crystal clear.â€
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