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Ethiopian runner Dibaba wins gold in 10,000 metres at London Games, defends her Olympic title

08/03/2012 08:21 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia pulled away with 600 metres to go and won the 10,000 metres at the London Games on Friday to defend her Olympic title.

Dibaba, who clinched the first women's long-distance Olympic double in Beijing four years ago by winning the 5,000 and 10,000, collected the first track gold of the London Games in 30 minutes, 20.75 seconds.

Kenyans won silver and bronze, with Sally Kipyego finishing second in 30:26.37 and world champion Vivian Cheruiyot placing third in 30:30.44.

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