Genzebe 2mileEthiopia’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 champion Tirunesh, already owns the world 3,000m and 1500m  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.

Women’s 1,500m

There was a personal best for Scotland’s Laura Muir, who held off a late challenge from Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands (Ethiopian-born) to win a thrilling 1500m in 4:05.32.

Men’s 3,000m

The men’s 3,000m race was an all-Ethiopian affair as Hagos Gebrhiwet led fellow compatriots Dejen Gebremeskel and Yenew Alamirew.

Men’s 800m

Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia set a new Ethiopian record in winning the race in a time of 1:44.52

Results:

Men

800 METRES 
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

1500 METRES 
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

3000 METRES
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

Women

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

*Ethiopian-born

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

 

 

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