Tirunesh Dibaba
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"5000m": 14:11.15 "5000 metres/WR" "10,000m": 29:54.66 "10,000 metres/3rd fastest of all time""Marathon": 2:20:35 "Marathon/2nd fastest debut of all time"

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"Tirunesh Dibaba" also known as "Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene" is an Ethiopian long-distance track event/long distance track Athletics (sport)/athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres World records in athletics/world record holder. She is the current World and Olympic Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 10,000 metres/10,000 metres champion. She has won in total eight world track titles (three Summer Olympics/Olympic Gold medals and five IAAF World Championships in Athletics/World Championship Gold medals) and five world cross country titles. She is nicknamed the "Baby Faced Destroyer."

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I knew that I could win in the last lap, with about a half-lap left. I knew I had better finishing speed, so I was not demoralized to see her taking the lead. I wasn't feeling very well. I had some stitches, and that was the reason (for letting her hold the lead). I won with God's will, and it was very hard...I hope to take many more medals in cross country.

I'm very happy to make history. I 'm planning to do that again next time.

I wanted to win both races and I did. I'm planning to do that next time again.

I wasn't that ill. I only missed three days. I'm feeling better now and I've been training well for this meet.

I wasn't very ill and missed three days [of training]. I'm feeling better now. I've trained well for this meet.

What enabled me to win was strength of God. I was very tired. At one point I felt pain, and when I made the sign of the cross and asked God to help, I felt better.