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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's 10,000m

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Radcliffe chose to use the 10,000m as a warm-up for the marathon, and duly led from the gun, passing 5000m in 15:16.29. Masai and Kidane then took over the pacemaking for the next 2000m, before Xing took the helm. The 9000m mark was passed in 27:35.19, and Adere, winner in 2003 and in the top seven since the 1997 championships, led at the bell in 30:25.50. Adere had accelerated a few strides before the bell with only the Dibaba sisters able to go with her. Tirunesh Dibaba flowed past with 210m to go and won regally by 10m after a last lap of 58.4.
 The Women's 10,000 metres event featured at the 2005 World Championships in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. The final was held on 6 August.
 
  10,000m 6 August
  Final

Event Report - Women 10,000m Final

Dibaba keeps it in the family

Tirunesh Dibaba will not celebrate her 20th birthday until later this year, yet tonight she claimed her fifth, and possibly finest, senior world title, sprinting around the final lap of the women's 10,000 metres at the IAAF World Championships in just 58.53sec to snatch the gold medal from the defending champion, her Ethiopian team mate Berhane Adere.

It was a breathtaking display of finishing speed, reminiscent for those old enough - and therefore much older than Dibaba - to remember the last-lap sprint of the Finnish hero, Juha Vaatainen, to take the European 10,000m title on this track.

That was a performance which transformed the perceptions of the men's event then, and it may be that Dibaba's run has the same impact on the women's event.

Of course, as the cousin of the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion, Derartu Tulu, Dibaba's abilities are less surprising, but her victory today also created another small piece of athletics history. For behind her 30min 24.02sec winning time, and Adere's 30:25.41, there came her elder sister, Ejegayehu Dibaba for bronze, in 30:26.00 - the first time siblings have won medals in the same individual event at a senior World Championships.

If anything, this performance was as impressive as her dominating double success at the World Cross-Country in St Etienne earlier this year.

The clear blue Nordic skies of the morning had long since clouded over by the time of the 10,000m start, and instead threatening grey cloud skudded over the Olympic Stadium thanks to a bone-chilling wind blowing down from the Arctic.

As the rain started to fall in the half-hour before the event, the conditions were far removed from those sweltering nights in Seville or Athens, and much more conducive to fast times.

The story of race unfolded in somewhat familiar style, with Britain's Paula Radcliffe quickly moving to the front and setting a strong pace over the opening five kilometres, covered in 15:16.29.

The leading group had been reduced to just 11 from the 26 starters within eight laps, but the pack clearly did not feel the pace set by the marathon world record-holder was challenging enough, and Kenya's Edith Masai was among those who took on the responsibility in the second half of the race.

With seven laps to go, the Ethiopians filled the first for places, and the domination was set, although the Chinese pair of Yingjie Sun and Huina Xing looked to disrupt the Africans' rhythm and control going into the final kilometre.

But no one, not even Adere, could match Dibaba's fluid, elastic stride around the final circuit. The woman who became the youngest ever senior world track champion when she took the 5,000m title in Paris two years ago could be dominating women's distance running for some time to come.

1 Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 1 Oct 85 30.24.02
2 Berhane Adere ETH 21 Jul 73 30.25.41
3 Ejegayehu Dibaba ETH 21 Mar 82 30.26.00
4 Xing Huina CHN 25 Feb 84 30.27.18
5 Edith Masai KEN 4 Apr 67 30.30.26
6 Worknesh Kidane ETH 21 Nov 81 30.32.47
7 Sun Yingjie CHN 3 Oct 77 30.33.53
8 Galina Bogomolova RUS 15 Oct 77 30.33.75
9 Paula Radcliffe GBR 17 Dec 73 30.42.75
10 Irene Kwambai KEN 25 Oct 78 30.55.80
11 Kayoko Fukushi JPN 25 Mar 82 31.03.75
12 Jeļena Prokopčuka LAT 21 Sep 76 31.04.55
13 Alla Zhilyayeva RUS 5 Feb 69 31.17.97
14 Katie McGregor USA 2 Sep 77 31.21.20
15 Kim Smith NZL 19 Nov 81 31.24.29
16 Jen Rhines USA 1 Jul 74 31.26.66
17 Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER 6 Dec 80 31.28.21
18 Hitomi Miyai JPN 18 Mar 85 31.43.74
19 Benita Willis AUS 6 May 79 31.55.15
20 Alena Samokhvalova RUS 21 Nov 80 31.57.85
21 Hiromi Ominami JPN 15 Nov 75 32.02.38
22 Blake Russell USA 24 Jul 75 32.07.00
23 Mihaela Prundus ROU 21 Nov 76 32.28.29
24 Dulce María Rodríguez MEX 14 Aug 72 33.04.73
Marie Davenport IRL 24 Jan 75 DNF
Kathy Butler GBR 22 Oct 73 DNF
- Alice Timbilili KEN DNS

06 AUG 2005 21:15 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 204 Tirunesh Dibaba ETH ETH 30:15.67 30:15.67
2 438 Hiromi Ominami JPN JPN 31:35.18 31:35.18
3 501 Dulce María Rodríguez MEX MEX 31:25.33 31:25.33
4 422 Kayoko Fukushi JPN JPN 30:51.81 31:30.82
5 451 Irene Kwambai Kipchumba KEN KEN 30:55.67 30:55.67
6 208 Werknesh Kidane ETH ETH 30:07.15 30:19.39
7 676 Alla Zhilyaeva RUS RUS 30:23.07 31:14.27
8 538 Kimberley Smith NZL NZL 31:21.00 31:21.00
9 358 Marie Davenport-Mcmahon IRL IRL 31:28.78  
10 469 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT LAT 31:04.10  
11 435 Hitomi Miyai JPN JPN 31:37.24 31:37.24
12 309 Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER GER 31:21.28 31:21.28
13 461 Alice Jemeli Timbilili KEN KEN 31:23.99 31:45.4
14 586 Mihaela Maria Prundus ROU ROU 31:11.24  
15 810 Katie McGregor USA USA 31:25.94 31:25.94
16 203 Ejegayehu Dibaba ETH ETH 30:18.39 30:18.39
17 617 Galina Bogomolova RUS RUS 30:26.20 31:04.61
18 120 Huina Xing CHN CHN 30:24.36  
19 662 Alena Samokhvalova RUS RUS 31:12.57 31:12.57
20 823 Blake Russell USA USA 31:35.25 31:35.25
21 455 Edith Masai KEN KEN 30:51.99 30:51.99
22 200 Berhane Adere ETH ETH 30:04.18  
23 281 Paula Radcliffe GBR GBR 30:01.09  
24 818 Jennifer Rhines USA USA 31:37.20 31:37.20
25 263 Kathy Butler GBR GBR 31:36.90 31:46.53
26 117 Yingjie Sun CHN CHN 30:07.20 32:43.20
27 11 Benita Willis AUS AUS 30:37.68

 

 

 

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