By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 10:36 AM EDT
The women sprinters of the London Games will compete in one of their last races, eyeing the gold in the 5000-meter finals on Aug. 10 at 3:05 p.m. Eastern Time.
The world record was set by Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia in 2008 with a marked time of 14:11.15.
Three Ethiopians will be among the sprinters competing for the gold, along with the record holder herself. Dibaba ranked no. 1 in round one of the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:58.48. The 27-year-old won two gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008 for the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter. She won the gold again this year for the 10,000 and her win on Thursday will be her second consecutive win for two Olympic events.
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Ethiopian Meseret Defar ranked second in round one of the event, which aired Aug. 7. She came in pretty close to Dibaba, clocking in at 14:58.70. The final Ethipoian competing is Gelete Burka, who ranked first in her round one heat but come in fourth in all-around standing for the event.
Three Kenyans will also be competing along with two Americans. Molly Huddle ranked fifth in the second heat during the 5000-meter round one event, but she is the current American record holder in the 5000-meter. This summer marks her Olympic debut . Team USA's Julie Culley is also running in the finals. Though she also ranked fifth in her heat, Culley won the 5000-meter in the U.S. Trials.
Watch all the action live on NBC's site for the 2012 Olympics.
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