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Reaction’s to Almaz Ayana’s stunning 46-second 10,000m victory in London

Social media reacts to Ayana's stunning 46-second victory in the 10K at the IAAF World Championships in London

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Almaz Ayana ran the year’s second-fastest 5K in the world during the IAAF World Championships. During a 10,000m.

The Ethiopian, who had not raced in 2017 prior to Saturday’s 25-lap event in London, rocked the world, again, winning by 45 seconds in the women’s 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships. In Rio, she shattered the world record running 29:17.45.

On Saturday evening, Ayana ran 15:51.38 for the first half, and came back in 14:24.95, 12 seconds off her standalone 5,000m personal best, to win in 30:16.32. Tirunesh Dibaba, a five-time world champion and the 5,000m world record holder, was second in 31:02.69, a staggering 46 seconds back. (Canadians Natasha Wodak and Rachel Cliff ran 31:55.47 and 32:00.03, respectively.)

Of course, social media reacted to Ayana’s run. Here’s a quick roundup.