Diamond League: Genzebe Dibaba sets world indoor 5000m record in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden – Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba ran the third world indoor record * of her career when she clocked 14:18:86 for 5000m at the XL-galan meeting in Stockholm, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting here today.
Dibaba took more than five seconds off the previous mark of 14:24:37 set by her compatriot Meseret Defar on the same track in 2009.
Notable, only two women – her sister and world record holder Tirunesh Dibaba and Defar – have run faster outdoors.
In 2014, Dibaba set world records indoors over 1500m and 3000m as well as a world best over two miles.
Her 3000m world record of 8:16:60 12 months ago was also set in the Swedish capital.
It was a solo run for Dibaba on Thursday.
Helped by pacemakers Katarzyna Broniatowska and Tamara Tverdostup, she finished more than a minute in front of her nearest rival over 25 laps of the Globe Arena.
A distant second was her fellow Ethiopian, Birtukan Fente, in 15:22.56.