Olympic gold at last for Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopian distance running wonder Tirunesh Dibaba completed her collection of big titles with the elusive Olympic gold, over 10,000m at the Beijing Games on Friday, the dpa reported.Dibaba used her famous kick in the final lap to run away from the last rival, Ethiopian-born Turkey runner Elvan Abeylegesse, and grabbed gold in the second best time in event history 29 minutes 54.68 seconds. Abeylegesse got the first ever medal for Turkey's women and the best overall after two men's bronze, clocking 29:56.34. Only world record holder Jungxia of China had dipped below 30 minutes before in her 29:31.78 from 1993. Shalana Flanagan of the US got bronze. Victory for Dibaba came after after a 5,000m bronze in 2004. Only aged 22, Dibaba also has 5,000m world titles from 2003 and 2005, and 10,000 crowns from 2005 and 2007. She also plans to run the 5,000 in Beijing.