Almaz Ayana wants to improve her speed


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LONDON (GBR): World 10,000m record-holder Almaz Ayana says speed is the main area she needs to improve on and that her work ethic is her biggest strength. In an interview with, the 2016 Olympic 25-lap champion, who has run 8:22 for 3000m, said: "My speed is not so good, and I am not good at tempo changes." She added of her best positive attribute: "I work very very hard - every day. I train, eat, sleep during the day and just repeat that over and over again. I am fully focused on my running. According to my coach, my focus and mind are very strong. Everything in my life is focused on training and competition. I have no distraction from social media or anything like that."

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