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Upcoming Mizan Alem impresses with sub-30:00

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A barrier was also broken at the Night of the 10,000m PBs, another World Athletics Continental Tour Silver event, at Parliament Hill Fields Athletics Track in London, UK, on Saturday (20), as Ethiopia’s Mizan Alem Adane ran 29:59.03 to become the 12th woman to ever go sub-30:00 in the discipline.
The 21-year-old, who won the world U20 5000m title in 2021, stayed true to the meeting’s name as she took almost three minutes off her previous 10,000m PB, set during her only other race over the distance in 2019.
She won by more than a minute and was followed over the finish line by USA’s Weini Kelati (31:04.16) and Italy’s Nadia Battocletti (31:06.42), who both also set PBs, while Britain’s Jessica Warner-Judd finished fourth (31:09.28) and Ethiopia’s Hawi Feysa placed fifth (31:09.85).
The men’s race was won by USA’s Olympic and world 5000m medallist Paul Chelimo, who ran a PB of 27:12.73 in the third 10,000m race of his career.
He claimed a clear victory, with the runner-up spot secured by Kenya’s Vincent Kiprotich Mutai in a PB of 27:31.31.
Israel’s Tadesse Getahon was third (27:33.99 PB), Burundi’s Egide Ntakarutimana fourth (27:37.09) and Japan’s Ren Tazawa fifth (27:40.40).

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