Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba sets third world record of the month
Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba set her third world best in 15 days by shattering the indoor two-mile record at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.
The 23-year-old’s time of nine minutes and 0.48 seconds eclipsed Meseret Defar‘s mark by almost six seconds.
Dibaba, sister of three-time Olympic championÂ Tirunesh,Â already owns the worldÂ 3,000mÂ andÂ 1500mÂ Â indoor records.
Dibaba, who is also the sister of Olympic silver medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba, broke the 3,000m world indoor record by 13 seconds on 6 February. That record in Stockholm came just five days after she had set the 1500m world indoor mark in Karlsruhe, Germany.
There was a personal best for Scotland’sÂ Laura Muir,Â who held off a late challenge from Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands (Ethiopian-born) to win a thrilling 1500m in 4:05.32.
The men’s 3,000m race was an all-Ethiopian affair as Hagos Gebrhiwet led fellow compatriots Dejen Gebremeskel and Yenew Alamirew.
Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia set a new Ethiopian record in winning the race in a time of 1:44.52
1. Mohamed AMAN ETH 1:44.52 NR
2. Andre OLIVIER RSA 1:44.99 PB
3. Adam KSZCZOT POL 1:45.19 SB
4. Andrew OSAGIE GBR 1:45.22 PB
1. Nixon Kiplima CHEPSEBA KEN 3:37.19
2. Tesfaye HOMIYU GER 3:37.35 PB
3. Marcin LEWANDOWSKI POL 3:37.37 NR
4. Bethwell BIRGEN KEN 3:37.51
5. Mekonnen GEBREMEHDIN ETH 3:38.61
1. Hagos GEBRHIWET ETH 7:35.73
2. Dejen GEBREMESKEL ETH 7:36.53
3. Yenew ALAMIREW ETH 7:37.10 SB
4. Augustine Kiprono CHOGE KEN 7:37.11 SB
5. Paul K KOECH KEN 7:37.22 SB
1500 METRES – Women
1. Laura MUIR GBR 4:05.32 PB
2. Sifan HASSAN NED* 4:05.34 NR
3. Elena KOROBKINA RUS 4:05.78 PB
4. Hellen Onsando OBIRI KEN 4:05.82 PB
8. Tizita BOGALE ETH 4:13.30 SB
2 MILES – Women
1. Genzebe DIBABA ETH 9:00.48 WR
2. Hiwot AYALEW ETH 9:21.59 PB
3. Stephanie TWELL GBR 9:42.41 PB
4. Lydia CHEPKURUI KEN 9:45.97 PB
5. Josephine MOULTRIE GBR 9:46.77 PB