New York (USA) – Olympic and World Champion Tirunesh Dibaba led an all-Ethiopian team in the Samsung Diamond League 5,000m race here today when she finished first in 14:50.80.

Dibaba was followed by Meseret Defar (14:57.02), Gelete Burka (15:02.74), Werknesh Kidane (15:04.65) and Genet Yalew (15:22.03) who took the 2nd through 5th positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Fantu Magiso continued her superb performance with another victory in the 800m.

Women’s 5,000M

1          DIBABA Tirunesh ETH               14:50.80

2          DEFAR Meseret ETH                 14:57.02

3          BURKA Gelete ETH                   15:02.74

4          KIDANE Werknesh ETH 15:04.65

5          YALEW Genet ETH                    15:22.03

6          BRITTON Fionnuala IRL  15:33.04

7          ANTENEH Emebet ETH             15:43.66

8          GEBRESLASE Gotytom ETH     15:46.89            PB

 

Women 800m

1          MAGISO Fantu ETH      1:57.48 MR,NR

2          BECKWITH Molly USA   1:59.18 SB

3          OKORO Marilyn GBR     1:59.37

4          VESSEY Maggie USA   2:00.48

5          MOORE Erica USA        2:00.72 SB

 

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