New York – World Champion Tirunesh Dibaba (15:11.34), Sentayehu Ejigu (15:12.99) and Sule Utura (15:16.61) gave Ethiopia a clean sweep of the Women’s 5,000m event at the Adidas Grand Prix here yesterday. Aheza Kiros finished 8th.

The event, which is the fifth stop on the inaugural 14-meet IAAF Diamond League Circuit, was held in Icahn Stadium on New York City’s Randall’s Island.

In the women’s 1,500m race, Meseret Defar ran a personal best time of 4:02.00 to finish second, followed by fellow compatriot Gelete Burka (4:03.35). Nancy Langat of Kenya won win in 4:01.60.


Women’s  1,500
2nd         Meseret Defar

Men’s 1,500
2nd        Deresse Mekonnen
4th         Demma Daba Bikila
10th       Markos Geneti

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