In 2014 she set a meeting record of 14:28.88 over 5000m and she followed it one year later with her stunning world record of 3:50.07 in the 1500m.
This year the Ethiopian will contest the 3000m and will once again have in her sights the meeting record, which stands at 8:21.42 to Gabriela Szabo.
Dibaba’s best time for the distance is her world indoor record of 8:16.60, while her fastest outdoor 3000m performance is 8:26.21. If she succeeds in breaking the meeting record, she will also take down Almaz Ayana’s outdoor Ethiopian record of 8:22.22. She could also challenge Hellen Obiri’s African record of 8:20.68, which is also the IAAF Diamond League record.