Tirunesh Dibaba (Photo: Victah Sailer)Boston, USA – (December 15, 2009) – Ethiopia’s double Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba will be among the headliners at the 2010 Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Saturday 6 February 2010.

The 15th edition of the meeting, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series, takes place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, Boston.

Dibaba, nicknamed the “baby face destroyer” for her devastating finishing kick, is one of the sport’s most accomplished stars.  In addition to her three Olympic medals (Beijing 10,000m – Gold, Beijing 5000m – Gold, Athens 5000m – Bronze), Dibaba owns eight World Championship titles in track and cross country from 2003 through 2008.  She did not compete at the Berlin World Championships due to a foot injury. 

Back to full health, Dibaba showcased her recent fitness with a World record performance* in her 15km Road Race debut last month in the Netherlands.  Her previous three World records have been at 5000m: the first two were set at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (2005, 2007), and the third, which still stands, was set outdoors in Oslo in 2008.