The first medal in track and field is attached to a world record.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana blazed a 26:22.88 in the women’s 10,000m run, beating her nearest competitor by 15 seconds to claim gold.
Now the world and Olympic record holder, Ayana is joined on the podium by bronze-claiming countrywoman Tirunesh Dibaba.
Silver went to Kenya’s Vivian Jepkemoi, while Team USA’s Molly Huddle finished sixth. That’s no small accomplishment, as her 30:13.17 is an American Olympic record.
Fellow American Emily Infield 11th, while USA’s Marielle Hall ran 33rd.