CHINA'S record-breaking distance runner Wang Junxia has beaten yet another world-class field to snap up the prestigious 14th annual Jesse Owens award, Xinhua (New China News Agency) reported yesterday. The 21-year-old Wang won the award for a series of astonishing performances in 1993, which began with the women's 10,000 metres gold medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart. At the national games in Beijing, Wang shattered the world record at the same distance and twice broke the 3,000 metre world mark. She also ran the fastest marathon of the year. In taking the Jesse Owens award, Wang beat nominees including US sprint star Gail Devers and mile world record holder, Algerian Noureddine Morceli. The award will be especially satisfying for Wang and her charismatic coach Ma Junren. ''Ma's army'' of women middle-and long-distance runners burst on to the international athletics scene last year, but not without accusations of drug taking from western runners and coaches. Wang will receive the award in New York on February 1, Xinhua said.