Genzebe Dibaba Has One Goal for the Carlsbad 5000: A World Record

Genzebe Dibaba IAAF Continental CupGenzebe Dibaba has contributed to her family’s amazing athletic accomplishments and put herself in a category with two of track and field’s legends, Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt.

The 24-year-old Ethiopian, the younger sister of three-time Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic silver medalist Ejegayehu Dibaba and the cousin of Olympic champion Derartu Tulu, will try and add to her remarkable resume Sunday, March 29, when she aims for her fifth world record in her debut on the roads in the Carlsbad 5000.

Not only is she hoping to win, she also will be trying to break the world record of 14:46 set by another Ethiopian, Meseret Defar, at Carlsbad in 2006.

“I know the world record is tough, but I want to come and break it,” Genzebe said.

“If she comes here healthy and in good shape, she’ll break the record,” said Matt Turnbull, elite athlete coordinator for the event.

If Genzebe accomplishes her goal, it would be her fifth world record in just over a year and make her a Carlsbad winner, just like Tirunesh in 2005.

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2 thoughts on “Genzebe Dibaba Has One Goal for the Carlsbad 5000: A World Record

  1. Hi Gus !

    This young Boy seems to be very talented but will not play for Ethiopia as in the western World flows lots of Money for him .
    But he will lift up the Name Ethiopia and that’s a Great thing and he will motivate the Young Generation back Home .

    Many thanks .

    Alemayehu Ruga
    London UK

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