Ayana, 25, has always been fast: she won 5,000m gold at the World Championships in Beijing two years ago but nothing had prepared the world for her gold-medal run in the 10,000m at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, which knocked more…n a week when world records have been not so much discredited as near airbrushed from history, as if the test of becoming the fastest creature on two legs began only in 2005, it pays to recall the wonder that these rarest of feats can evoke. Last summer’s Olympics in Rio yielded just two on the track, with Almaz Ayana’s historic run in the women’s 10,000 metres trumped by the outside-lane pyrotechnics of Wayne van Niekirk, as the South African eclipsed Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old mark for 400m by 0.16 sec.At the world championships in Beijing in 2015, there were none.One explanation, of course, is that the runners of today are held to an artificially inflated standard."Whit stands apart in his ability to design, develop and implement security methods for networks. Since its inception in 1966, the Turing Award has honored the computer scientists and engineers who created the systems and underlying theoretical foundations that have propelled the information technology industry.He is a brilliant American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography. About Almaz Capital Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital invests in early stage, capital efficient technology companies.The following companies are among Almaz Capital's realized exits: n Scaled acquired by Acronis in 2014; Vyatta, acquired by Brocade in 2012; Qik, acquired by Skype in 2011; and Yandex, IPO 2011.
It was amazing, it was superhuman, it was scarcely believable.
How many women’s 400m champions have rounded the final bend, lactic acid searing their sinews, conscious of the crushing futility of chasing Marita Koch’s record of 47.60 sec?
The Great British long-distance runner Jo Pavey was flabbergasted after the 10,000m race in which she was lapped and the world record, which has been held by one of China’s “chemical sisters” Wang Junxia since 1993, was smashed by 14 seconds by Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana. I thought someone would push it from early on but not to produce a time like that. I don’t know whether to be pleased or not, to have been in that race.” Given the nature of the victory – and athletics' recent murky past – doping was mentioned in the post-race press conference. “I train specifically for the 10,000m,” the 24-year-old said. You’ve just got to admire performances until you know differently. I can’t be one to suspect performances unless you’ve got proof.
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