Dibaba First Woman to Defend 10k Title!!
(results and splits below)


Medalists:
Gold: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)-30:20
Silver: Sally Kipyego (Kenya)-30:26
Bronze: Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya)-30:30

10,000 Metres - W FINAL
03 August 2012 - 21:25
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Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 1706 Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 30:20.75 (SB)
2 2336 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego KEN 30:26.37 (PB)
3 2327 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot KEN 30:30.44 (PB)
4 1710 Werknesh Kidane ETH 30:39.38 (SB)
5 1713 Beleynesh Oljira ETH 30:45.56 .
6 1258 Shitaye Eshete BRN 30:47.25 (NR)
7 1871 Joanne Pavey GBR 30:53.20 (PB)
8 1849 Julia Bleasdale GBR 30:55.63 (PB)
9 2257 Hitomi Niiya JPN 30:59.19 (PB)
10 2250 Kayoko Fukushi JPN 31:10.35 (SB)
11 3294 Amy Hastings USA 31:10.69 (PB)
12 3277 Janet Cherobon-Bawcom USA 31:12.68 (PB)
13 3323 Lisa Uhl USA 31:12.80 (PB)
14 2729 Sara Moreira POR 31:16.44 (PB)
15 2100 Fionnuala Britton IRL 31:46.71 .
16 2263 Mika Yoshikawa JPN 31:47.67 .
17 1950 Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER 31:50.35 .
18 2151 Nadia Ejjafini ITA 31:57.03 .
19 2861 Elizaveta Grechishnikova RUS 32:11.32 .
20 3191 Olha Skrypak UKR 32:14.59 .
21 1084 Eloise Wellings AUS 32:25.43 .
. 2324 Joyce Chepkirui KEN DNF .
 
Intermediate Bib Athlete Nation Mark
1000m 2250 Kayoko Fukushi JPN 3:06.07
2000m 2257 Hitomi Niiya JPN 6:11.57
3000m 2257 Hitomi Niiya JPN 9:18.27
4000m 2257 Hitomi Niiya JPN 12:24.93
5000m 2336 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego KEN 15:32.06
6000m 1710 Werknesh Kidane ETH 18:32.08
7000m 1710 Werknesh Kidane ETH 21:36.78
8000m 1710 Werknesh Kidane ETH 24:34.07
9000m 2336 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego KEN 27:35.07


Approx 400 Splits from Women's 10k

Lap - Split
Notes

1 - 74

2 - 74 (2:28)

3 - 75 (3:43)

4 - 74 (4:57)

5 - 74 (6:11)

6 - 74.8 (7:28)

7 - camera switched

8 - camera switched

9 - 74.9 (11:11)

10 - 74.4 (12:26)

11 - 74.4 (13:40)

12 - 76.3 (14:56)

13 - 71.3 (16:07)

14 - 71.9 (17:19)

15 - 73.3 (18:32)

16 - 73.9 (19:46)

17 - 76.2 (21:03)
Kidane takes the lead

18 - 68.9 (22:11)
kenya woman drops out

19 - 71.1 (23:22)
four women are clearly broken away

20 - 71.9 (24:34) - 

21 - 72.4 (25:46)
100 meters after this lap Sally kipyego takes the lead. kidane settles in second. 200 meters later dibada moves to second, cheryiout to third

22 - 72.2 (26:58)

23 - 72.0 (28:10)
kidane starting to drop off. 200 meters later dibaba moves to the lead….takes off hard!

24 - 68.1 (29:18)
dibaba destroying the field



Dibaba explodes in the last lap!! Completely runs away from the other two in a blazing 62 for the last lap. She defends her Olympic title and is followed by Kenya's Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot for silver and bronze! 

Two laps to go
! Kipyego continues to lead! Dibaba breathing down her neck! Kidane begins to fall off a bit. Dibaba takes over with 600 to go!!

2:57:29 for the last k! The race has been narrowed to a top four between Kidane of Ethiopia, Dibaba, Cheruiyot, and Kipyego. They are now lapping people. Kipyego makes a move with 4 laps to go! Dibaba moves up with three to go! Waiting for the break!

Top 7 open up the gap in the lead pack. Kidane takes the lead and looks very comfortable with 6 laps to go. Picking up the pace with a 71 last lap. The race is down to 4!

10 laps to go
: Kidane takes the lead with Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya on her back. Three Kenyans and three Ethiopans in the top 6.  

Race is taken over by the Kenyans. Dibaba of Ethiopia takes it into the 4k at 12:24. Kipyego of Kenya takes the lead with Kidane of Ethiopia following and the race spreads out. Amy Hastings in the mix of the lead pack. 

9:18 at 3,000 meters, Japan still leads the charge as the Kenyans follow them on 31 minute pace.  Kenyans and Ethiopians begin to move in, leading a change up!

Mile 1: Japanese teammates took the pace out together in the first 400 meters with nobody following. 2:30 at the 800 meter mark with Japanese leading and Kenyans starting the chase. 4:56 for 1600m.




Women's 10k about to hit the track!!!





10,000 Metres - W   FINAL


 
Order Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1871 Joanne Pavey  GBR 31:32.22 31:12.30
2 1950 Sabrina Mockenhaupt  GER 31:36.76 31:14.21
3 2257 Hitomi Niiya  JPN 31:28.26 31:28.26
4 1710 Werknesh Kidane  ETH 30:50.16 30:07.15
5 2861 Elizaveta Grechishnikova  RUS 31:07.88 31:07.88
6 2729 Sara Moreira  POR 31:23.51 31:23.51
7 1713 Beleynesh Oljira  ETH 30:26.70 30:26.70
8 2336 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego  KEN 32:26.82 30:38.35
9 3323 Lisa Uhl  USA 31:35.90 31:18.07
10 3294 Amy Hastings  USA 31:19.87 31:19.87
11 2327 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot  KEN 32:24.52 30:48.98
12 2324 Joyce Chepkirui  KEN 32:24.71 31:26.10
13 3191 Olha Skrypak  UKR 31:51.32 31:51.32
14 2263 Mika Yoshikawa  JPN 31:28.71 31:28.71
15 1084 Eloise Wellings  AUS   31:41.31
16 1706 Tirunesh Dibaba  ETH 30:24.39 29:54.66
17 2151 Nadia Ejjafini  ITA 31:45.14 31:45.14
18 2100 Fionnuala Britton  IRL 31:29.22 31:29.22
19 1258 Shitaye Eshete  BRN   31:21.57
20 2250 Kayoko Fukushi  JPN 31:43.25 30:51.81
21 1849 Julia Bleasdale  GBR 31:29.57 31:29.57
22 3277 Janet Cherobon-Bawcom  USA 31:33.50 31:33.50



last updated: July 21st at 6:05pm CT


Women's 10,000 Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


10,000 Meter Schedule:
Day 1, Aug 3rd - Finals (3:25pm CT)

10,000 Meter Records:
World Record - 29:31.78 - Wang Junxia (China) 9/8/1993
Olympic Record - 29:54.66 - Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 8/15/2008
American Record - 30:22.22 - Shalane Flanagan 8/15/2008

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia (29:54.66/30:24.39) - Reigning Olympic champion, 2x Olympic Champion
2. Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya (30:48.98/32:24.52) - 2011 World champion at 5k and 10k
3. Sally Kipyego, Kenya (30:38.35/32:26.82) - 2011 World silver medalist, 9x NCAA champion at Texas Tech

The Americans:
1. Amy Hastings (31:19.87/31:19.87) - First Olympic Games, 15th place in the 5,000 at the 2011 World Championships
2. Lisa Uhl (31:18.07/31:35.90) - 40th place at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships
3. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (31:33.50/31:33.50) - First Olympic Games

Past 10,000m Olympic Results: (from wiki)