London: On a night of defending champions making unlikely comebacks for gold, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba added another 10,000-meter Olympic title and further established herself as the greatest female long-distance runner in history.
After missing a year due to injury, Dibaba produced a devastating kick with 600 meters to go, leaving the daunting Kenyan rivals in her wake and giving Ethiopia an early edge in the great African distance running rivalry.
"I have never been happier like today," Dibaba said. That takes some beating for a woman who has already won a half dozen world or Olympic gold medals.
And with such a kick and such poise, Dibaba showed she is more than capable of repeating a double Olympic long-distance with the 5,000 meters coming up next Friday....more
10:20 AM, Aug 04, 2012