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Marie breaks national record for 10000 metre race

25 July 2019, MVT 21:51
Mariyam Abdul Kareem competing in the 5000 meter race in IOIG 2019. PHOTO: MOHAMED SHARUHAN WAHEED
25 July 2019, MVT 21:51

Mariyam Abdul Kareem (Marie) broke the national record for the 10000-metre race at the Indian Ocean Island Games on Tuesday.

The previous record holder, Samha Ahmed, competed at the games in 2015.

This is the third record set by Samha that Marie has broken. The others were those set in the five kilometers and half marathon categories.

Samha won the bronze medal with 45 minutes and 12.36 seconds, but Marie’s time for the 10000-meter marathon was 42 minutes and 44.80 seconds, placing sixth in the race. The winner, from Madagascar, won by 39 minutes and 49.86 seconds. Mauritius placed second with 39 minutes and 55.31 seconds while Madagascar earned third runner-up, with 40 minutes and 53.65 seconds.

Marie, who made her athletic debut just four years ago, holds national records in five events at athletics roadshows, specifically, the in the category of five kilometre, ten kilometres, 20 kilometres, half marathon (21 kilometre) and full marathon (42 kilometre).

She placed third at the Turkey-hosted Runatolia in March, breaking the national record for the second time. The previous record of 3 hours and 34:24 was re-accomplished at the Dubai marathon in 3 hours and 30:3 minutes.

Samha accomplished the five-kilometre record at Dhiraagu Road Race 2017 in 20 minutes and 47 seconds. Marie set the record for the women’s 10 kilometres, 20 kilometres and half marathon in 2017 at the Gold Coast Airport marathon in Australia. The record for the half marathon was 1 hour and 34 minutes. The previous 1 hour 42 minute record was set by Samha.

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