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.

Genzebe Dibaba (Foto: Deca Text & Bild) -
Genzebe Dibaba (Foto: Deca Text & Bild) –

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.

Source: IAAF.org