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Genzebe Dibaba runs fastest ever women’s 2000 metres

February 8, 2017 7:55 pm Published by


Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba has run the fastest ever women’s 2000 metres, at the indoor Miting Internacional de Catalunya in Sabadell, Spain, on Tuesday (NZT Wednesday).

Her time of five minutes 23.75 seconds sliced almost seven seconds off the previous indoor world record of 5:30.53 set by Romania’s Gabriela Szabo in 1998.

The IAAF, athletics’ world governing body, said although the 2000m is not an official indoor world record event, Dibaba’s performance was “an outright world record” as it was faster than the outdoor mark of 5:25.36 set by Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan.

The 25-year-old Dibaba, a three-time world indoor champion, now owns the fastest recorded times indoors for the 1500m, mile, 2000m, 3000m, two miles and 5000m as well as the outdoor 1500m world record.

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