Just sounds like a receipt for disaster in not running two heats. But they have survived the first lap.
Thus, at about 12:00 she fell off the back of the pack.
I wonder if the Ethiopian runner can keep up this pace.
(Which, of course, is much faster than sustainable through 10000)
The silver medalist ran only a second slower than the previous WR, so the third fastest run alltime.
For perspective, 30:17 would have ranked as the 17th fastest women's 10k all time, but today it would've finished 8th. The gold medalist ran 29:17.
Wonder how she did that.
By her own admission (see the link).
I think that doping is fairly widespread in Track and Field right now, sadly. But I don't like the way that the discussion on this run begins and ends with the African runners at the top. Just looking at their times and their progression, you could speculate that at a minimum all of the top 8 are doping. But there is no evidence for any of it at this point, so any finger pointing is quite unfair.
Just my $0.02 as a runner and a track fan.
So that should be 9:10 ET.
You can't tell but if I expand my page, it says all times are Central time (I am in the Central time zone).
Also, this chart shows 11:10 local start time.
So I guess the'll toe the line in about one hour.
I hadn't seen one page on the Rio Olympics site that converted time. The one time I try to tell somebody what time an event is and I manage to find a page that does convert the time.