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Melkamu Runs Second Fastest 10,000m In History

Meselech Melkamu runs 29:53.80 in Utrecht.  Photo:  Organizers
Meselech Melkamu runs 29:53.80 in Utrecht. Photo: Organizers

Ethiopian opens up the eyes of the world with 29:53.8 effort.

Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia became the fourth woman in history to break 30:00 at a small meet in Utrecht, Netherlands.  Taking over a minute off her personal best, Melkamu became the number two perfromer of all time.  She sits behind Chinese world record holder Wang Junxia (29:31.78) on the all-time list, although the validity of Junxia’s record is defnitely in question.

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