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10,000 metres, Women

Date27 – 30 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants41 from 25 countries
Olympic Record 31:01.63 / Fernanda Ribeiro POR / 2 August 1996

Britain’s Paula Radcliffe had finished second at the 1999 World Championships, trailing Gete Wami of Ethiopia. In that race Radcliffe had set a fast pace, trying to run the kick out of her rivals but was still outkicked. Her strategy for Sydney was more of same – she set an even faster pace, leading thru most of the first 20 laps. This strung out the field and only five runners remained in medal contention at that point. The pack was Radcliffe, Wami, 1996 champion Fernanda Ribeiro, 1992 champion Derartu Tulu, and Kenya’s Tegla Loroupe, bronze medalist at the 1999 Worlds. For the last five laps, the lead changed hands frequently. At the bell, Tulu took off and won by five seconds. Radcliffe had been run out and could not get a medal, with Wami outsprinting Ribeiro for the silver.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1Final
11675Derartu TuluETH32:06.19 (1 h1)30:17.49 (1)GoldOR
21676Gete WamiETH32:34.63 (4 h2)30:22.48 (2)Silver
32776Fernanda RibeiroPOR32:06.43 (3 h1)30:22.88 (3)Bronze
41842Paula RadcliffeGBR32:34.73 (6 h2)30:26.97 (4)
52402Tegla LoroupeKEN32:06.41 (2 h1)30:37.26 (5)
62155Sonia O'SullivanIRL32:29.93 (7 h1)30:53.37 (6)
71380Li JiCHN32:28.96 (6 h1)31:06.94 (7)
82858Elana MeyerRSA32:35.32 (7 h2)31:14.70 (8)
92936Lidiya GrigoryevaRUS32:44.43 (9 h2)31:21.27 (9)
102334Yuko KawakamiJPN32:36.60 (8 h2)31:27.44 (10)
113441Olivera JevtićSCG32:06.54 (4 h1)31:29.65 (11)
121666Berhane AdereETH32:34.62 (3 h2)31:40.52 (12)
132924Lyudmila BiktashevaRUS32:52.00 (9 h1)31:47.10 (13)
142404Alice TimbililKEN32:34.15 (2 h2)31:50.22 (14)
152337Chiemi TakahashiJPN32:34.70 (5 h2)31:52.59 (15)
163354Libbie HickmanUSA32:59.28 (10 h2)31:56.94 (16)
172396Sally BarsosioKEN32:34.07 (1 h2)31:57.41 (17)
182535Asmae LeghzaouiMAR32:56.63 (10 h1)31:59.21 (18)
192459Jeļena ProkopčukaLAT32:32.87 (8 h1)32:17.72 (19)
202329Harumi HiroyamaJPN32:07.68 (5 h1)32:24.17 (20)
11 h1 r1/23122Restituta JosephTAN33:12.18 (11 h1)
11 h2 r1/22148Breda Dennehy-WillisIRL33:17.45 (11 h2)
12 h1 r1/22073Anikó KálovicsHUN33:20.40 (12 h1)
12 h2 r1/22772Ana DiasPOR33:21.69 (12 h2)
13 h1 r1/21931Petra WassilukGER33:23.03 (13 h1)
13 h2 r1/22246Silvia SommaggioITA33:24.13 (13 h2)
14 h1 r1/21638María Teresa RecioESP33:36.44 (14 h1)
14 h2 r1/21767Fatima YvelainFRA33:44.48 (14 h2)
15 h1 r1/21109Clair FearnleyAUS33:47.23 (15 h1)
15 h2 r1/21614María AbelESP34:05.44 (15 h2)
16 h1 r1/23371Jen RhinesUSA34:08.28 (16 h1)
16 h2 r1/22926Galina BogomolovaRUS34:06.21 (16 h2)
17 h1 r1/21114Natalie HarveyAUS34:12.90 (17 h1)
17 h2 r1/21132Kylie RiskAUS34:30.91 (17 h2)
18 h1 r1/22576Nora RochaMEX34:37.84 (18 h1)
18 h2 r1/23344Deena DrossinUSA34:40.86 (18 h2)
19 h1 r1/21337Tina ConnellyCAN34:46.04 (19 h1)
19 h2 r1/22533Bouchra ChaabiMAR34:49.35 (19 h2)
20 h1 r1/21023Nasria BaghdadALG35:31.53 (20 h1)
20 h2 r1/22037Maggie ChanHKG35:21.20 (20 h2)
AC h2 r1/22671Gunhild Halle-HaugenNOR– (AC h2)
DNS1210Marleen RendersBEL– (DNS h1)
DNS1993Khrysostomia IakovouGRE– (DNS h1)
DNS1346Carol MontgomeryCAN– (DNS h2)

Round One (27 September 2000)

Top eight in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One (12:40)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
11675Derartu TuluETH32:06.19Q
22402Tegla LoroupeKEN32:06.41Q
32776Fernanda RibeiroPOR32:06.43Q
43441Olivera JevtićSCG32:06.54Q
52329Harumi HiroyamaJPN32:07.68Q
61380Li JiCHN32:28.96Q
72155Sonia O'SullivanIRL32:29.93Q
82459Jeļena ProkopčukaLAT32:32.87Q
92924Lyudmila BiktashevaRUS32:52.00q
102535Asmae LeghzaouiMAR32:56.63q
113122Restituta JosephTAN33:12.18
122073Anikó KálovicsHUN33:20.40
131931Petra WassilukGER33:23.03
141638María Teresa RecioESP33:36.44
151109Clair FearnleyAUS33:47.23
163371Jen RhinesUSA34:08.28
171114Natalie HarveyAUS34:12.90
182576Nora RochaMEX34:37.84
191337Tina ConnellyCAN34:46.04
201023Nasria BaghdadALG35:31.53
DNS1210Marleen RendersBEL
DNS1993Khrysostomia IakovouGRE

Heat Two (13:20)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
12396Sally BarsosioKEN32:34.07Q
22404Alice TimbililKEN32:34.15Q
31666Berhane AdereETH32:34.62Q
41676Gete WamiETH32:34.63Q
52337Chiemi TakahashiJPN32:34.70Q
61842Paula RadcliffeGBR32:34.73Q
72858Elana MeyerRSA32:35.32Q
82334Yuko KawakamiJPN32:36.60Q
92936Lidiya GrigoryevaRUS32:44.43q
103354Libbie HickmanUSA32:59.28q
112148Breda Dennehy-WillisIRL33:17.45
122772Ana DiasPOR33:21.69
132246Silvia SommaggioITA33:24.13
141767Fatima YvelainFRA33:44.48
151614María AbelESP34:05.44
162926Galina BogomolovaRUS34:06.21
171132Kylie RiskAUS34:30.91
183344Deena DrossinUSA34:40.86
192533Bouchra ChaabiMAR34:49.35
202037Maggie ChanHKG35:21.20
AC2671Gunhild Halle-HaugenNORDNF
DNS1346Carol MontgomeryCAN

Final (30 September 2000 — 19:00)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)
11675Derartu TuluETH30:17.49OR
21676Gete WamiETH30:22.48
32776Fernanda RibeiroPOR30:22.88
41842Paula RadcliffeGBR30:26.97
52402Tegla LoroupeKEN30:37.26
62155Sonia O'SullivanIRL30:53.37
71380Li JiCHN31:06.94
82858Elana MeyerRSA31:14.70
92936Lidiya GrigoryevaRUS31:21.27
102334Yuko KawakamiJPN31:27.44
113441Olivera JevtićSCG31:29.65
121666Berhane AdereETH31:40.52
132924Lyudmila BiktashevaRUS31:47.10
142404Alice TimbililKEN31:50.22
152337Chiemi TakahashiJPN31:52.59
163354Libbie HickmanUSA31:56.94
172396Sally BarsosioKEN31:57.41
182535Asmae LeghzaouiMAR31:59.21
192459Jeļena ProkopčukaLAT32:17.72
202329Harumi HiroyamaJPN32:24.17

Splits

1000 m3:01.66Paula Radcliffe
2000 m6:02.01Paula Radcliffe
3000 m9:01.99Paula Radcliffe
4000 m12:03.01Paula Radcliffe
5000 m15:05.70Paula Radcliffe
6000 m18:11.39Paula Radcliffe
7000 m21:17.05Paula Radcliffe
8000 m24:21.27Gete Wami
9000 m27:29.34Paula Radcliffe