Tirunesh Dibaba, who had just come back after having a baby, was a distant second, long after her compatriot, Ayana had started her celebration. Kenyan Agnes Tirop was third.
"It was a very fast race. I knew that Almaz was going to run very fast, so. if I had followed her, I wouldn't have won a medal. I know my capacity these days because my training for this race was very short."