Gidey’s time of 29:01:03 in Hengelo, Netherlands on Tuesday was five seconds below the record set by Dutchman Sifan Hassan on the same route last week.
They also used wavelight technology – flashing lights on the edge of the track that show athletes how fast they need to run to set a world record.
Gidey passed halftime in 14:42 on Tuesday, slightly behind the world record pace. But she increased her pace in the closing stages and completed the final lap in 63 seconds to improve Hassan’s time.
Before Hassan, the Ethiopian Almaz Ayana set the 10,000 meter world record at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.