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Letesenbet Gidey strikes again with a beautiful performance. After breaking the 5000m world record in Valencia in October, she broke another world record in Hengelo today. During the Ethiopian Trials she took the two days old world record by more than 5 seconds.

Aided by pacemaker Jackline Rotich, Letesenbet produced a fantastic race by completing the 25-lap distance in a time of 29:01:03.

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Running under the perfect circumstances inside the FBK Games stadium and aided by Wavelight Technology in the second half of the race, she now holds the world records on both the 5000m and the 10,000m.

“What a special night, I am so proud that after the 5000m world record I am now the 10,000m world recordholder as well. In this Olympic year it is the perfect preparation.