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Aug 11, 2013 6:30 PM by Bill Halter

Hasay finishes 12th at World Championships in 10K

Jordan Hasay now knows how much work she has to do if she wants to medal at a world competition. The Arroyo Grande native finished 12th in the 10,000 meters on Sunday at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Hasay finished in 32:17, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopa won with a time of 30:43. It was Dibaba's third world title but first since 2007. Dibaba is 27 years old, Hasay is a month shy of her 22nd birthday and in her first season as a professional after graduating from the University of Oregon.

Hasay's personal best in the 10,000 meters is 31:46 which she ran to qualify for the World Championships. The Mission Prep graduate had the second best time among Americans, Shalane Flanagan finished eighth with a time of 31:34. Flanagan is 32 years old. All of the runners who finished ahead of Hasay are older than her.

After the race, Hasay posted on her Twitter account, "Thankful for all the support!! 12th in 1st World Championship...many more to come! Only the beginning."

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