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12:51 pm - Wednesday December 13, 2017

DIBABA SETS WORLD INDOOR 5000M RECORD IN STOCKHOLM [IAAF]

Genezebe Dibaba IAAFEthiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba ran the third world indoor record * of her career when she clocked 14:18:86 for 5000m at the XL-galan meeting in Stockholm, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, on Thursday (19).

Dibaba took more than five seconds off the previous mark of 14:24:37 set by her compatriot Meseret Defar on the same track in 2009.

In 2014, Dibaba set world records indoors over 1500m and 3000m as well as a world best over two miles.

It was a solo run in the Swedish capital for Dibaba on Thursday.

Helped by pacemakers Katarzyna Broniatowska and Tamara Tverdostup, she finished more than a minute in front of her nearest rival over 25 laps of the Globe Arena.

A distant second was her fellow Ethiopian, Birtukan Fente, in 15:22.56.

There were also world-leading marks in both the 1500m races Germany’s Homiyu Tesfaye running a national record 3:34.13, and the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan clocking 4:00.46.

In the women’s long jump, Canada’s Christabel Nettey leap a national record 6.99m, which was also the best mark in the world this year.

VIDEO: DIBABA SETS WORLD INDOOR 5000M RECORD IN STOCKHOLM

   

 

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