Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am not leaving the tracks,Ã¢â‚¬Â-Ethiopian runner T.Dibaba
10.000m Olympic gold medalist, EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tirunesh Dibaba has said she is relishing the challenge running the 5000 and 10.000m at next yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s world athletics Championships.
With speculation rife that the Ethiopian will focus more on road racing rather than the tracks, Dibaba confirmed at a press briefing last week in Barcelona that she will be on the tracks next year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am not leaving the track and at the next World Championships IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll run a 10,000m. I will try the Marathon, but I will not leave the track completely,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dibaba told a press conference.
The Ethiopian did not also understand why she was overlooked for the IAAF topÃ‚Â prizeÃ‚Â in the ladiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ category.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was hoping to win after taking the 5000m and 10,000m in Beijing and I went to Monaco confident I would be elected. I never understood how after winning two special gold medals that they selected somebody else,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said.