Women's 10000m Olympic Odds
Which woman will capture gold on the track for the 10,000 meter run at the 2016 Summer Olympics? Here is a look at the odds for the race.
The 10,000 meters equals out to about 6.2 miles. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Almaz Ayana is the favorite to take the gold, as she has -335 odds. Other short odds to win are Tirunesh Dibaba (+190) and Vivian Cheruiyot (+650). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ayana competes for Ethiopia. She is competing in her first Olympic Games. She is best known for competing in the 5,000-meter run, where she won the 2015 World Championship. She has the second-fastest 5,000-meter time in history.
Dibaba competes for Ethiopia. She is the defending Olympic gold medalist in this event and she also won the gold in 2008. She also has claimed World Championships in this distance in 2005, 2007 and 2013.
Cheruiyot competes for Kenya. She finished with the bronze in this event at the 2012 games, but she is the defending World Champion, winning the 2015 event. She also won the World Championship in 2011.