World record-breaking gold medalist says her "doping" is Jesus
The Ethiopian runner who obliterated the 23-year-old 10,000m world record by 13 seconds as she won gold has claimed her 'doping is Jesus' as she denied cheating.
Almaz Ayana smashed the record set by Chinese athlete Junxia Wang in 1993, who later admitted that she was complicit in state-sponsored doping at the time.
No one had come within 22 seconds of Wang's record until Ayana's spectacular feat today. It was only the second time she has run 10,000m competitively.
She was almost immediately quizzed on whether she had been doping herself, which she firmly denied.
‘My doping is my training and my doping is Jesus. Nothing otherwise, I am crystal clear,' Ayana, 24, insisted.