Genzebe Dibaba slayed the XL Galan Meet in Stockholm, Sweden last night. Genzebe shattered the 5000M World Indoor Record, racing a 14:18.86!!! She shaved more than 5 seconds off of the previous record, held by fellow Ethiopian runner, Meseret Defar.
Some words from @runnersworldmag on Dibaba’s performance,”Dibaba broke the mark despite a lack of competition. The second finisher, Birtukan Fente, ran 15:22.56, or almost two laps behind Dibaba on the 200-meter track.”
Genzebe is from Bekoji, Ethiopia and is the youngest of the Dibaba Dynasty to become a world record holder. Her older sisters are Olympic champions, Tirunesh and Ejegayehu.
Photo: Genzebe setting the 2 mile indoor world record in 2014.
Text by @girlsgottarun
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