In a stunning display of athletic prowess, Ethiopian runner Gudaf Tsegay has etched her name into the annals of track and field history by setting a new women’s 5000m world record at the prestigious Prefontaine Classic.
Gudaf’s remarkable performance electrified the crowd as she crossed the finish line in a blistering time of 14:00.21, snatching the record from Faith Kipyegon of Kenya.
The Diamond League final held in Eugene on Sunday witnessed Tsegay’s extraordinary feat, as she shattered Kipyegon’s previous record of 14:05.20, which was set merely a few months earlier on June 9.
Gudaf’s astonishing achievement saw her better the record by an astounding 5 seconds, solidifying her reputation as one of the world’s most exceptional long-distance runners.
It was an unforgettable moment as Gudaf surged ahead of her competitors, exhibiting incredible speed, endurance, and determination throughout the race.
Just weeks prior, Gudaf had set a personal best at the London 2023 Diamond League, besting her own time by an astonishing 12 seconds.