BBC Sport - Almaz Ayana runs third fastest 5000m in Diamond League
Ayana runs third fastest 5000m
- From the section Athletics
Ethiopian Almaz Ayana runs the third fastest women's 5000m in history at a Diamond League event in Shanghai.
By the time she reached the 3000m mark she was running by herself and her time of 14 mins 14.33 secs should be good enough to qualify for the world championships in Beijing later this year.
Only world record-holder Tirunesh Dibaba (14 mins 11.15 secs) and Meseret Defar (14 mins 12.88 secs) have ever gone quicker.