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Seventh place for Pavey in 5,000 metres

Jo Pavey set the pace in the 5,000m final at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Exeter Harrier runner Jo Pavey came in seventh in tonight's 5,000 metre final at the Olympic Stadium. She and her team-mate Julia Bleasdale, who finished eighth, were setting the pace with just five laps to go but then dropped down the field. Ethiopia's Meseret Defar claimed gold.

Seventh place for Pavey

Honiton's Jo Pavey finished seventh in the women's 10,000m final at the Olympic Stadium tonight. The race was won by Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba in a time of 30:20:75. The Exeter Harriers runner came in at 30:53:20 - a personal best. Her Team GB team-mate Julia Bleasdale came in eighth.

Great Britain's Jo Pavey (left) and Julia Bleasdale console each other after the Women's 10,000m Final Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire



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