Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 10,000 metres
|Women's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Competitors||29 from 18 nations|
|Winning time||29:54.66 OR|
|Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The women's 10,000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The race was won by Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia, who set a new Olympic record time of 29:54.66.
The qualifying standards were 31:45.00 (A standard) and 32:20.00 (B standard).
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Wang Junxia (CHN)||29:31.78||Beijing, China||8 September 1993|
|Olympic record||Derartu Tulu (ETH)||30:17.49||Sydney, Australia||30 September 2000|
The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.
|15 August||Final||Tirunesh Dibaba||Ethiopia||29:54.66||OR|
Both Tirunesh Dibaba and Elvan Abeylegesse completed the race in a time under the old Olympic record, recording the second and third fastest ever women's 10,000 metre times, making Dibaba the new Olympic record holder.
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place
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- "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.