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This news word is taken from a talk show. Sports reporter Sonny Young is talking to host Shaka Ssali about the Ethiopian Olympic Gold Medal athlete Akmaz Ayana.
Fantastic achievement by her, Shaka, in the women's 10,000 meters final. She obliterated the previous record by, I think, more than 14 seconds.
Obliterated is something that is destroyed completely, so that nothing is left. The athlete beat the world record by 14 seconds. She ran so fast that the old record seemed to disappear.