Gidey’s time of 29: 01.03 in the Dutch city of Hengelo on Tuesday removed five seconds from the record of the Netherlands ‘Sifan Hassan’ on the same track last week.
They also use Wavelight technology – a flashing light on the side of the track that gives athletes a display of the speed they need to run in order to keep a world record.
Gidey crossed midway through at 14:42 on Tuesday, a little bit of world speed. But he raced his run at the end of the last and completed the final in 63 seconds to improve Hassan’s time.
Before Hassan, the 10,000m world record was set by Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Rio Olympics.