Genzebe Dibaba Set a New World Record

Genzebe Dibaba Set a New World Record Genzebe Dibaba

Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa quoted “Wow! The Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record yesterday in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. This is the third year in a row she sets new records during competitions in Sweden. Yesterday she took more than four seconds from the record time on an English mile. Congratulations Genzebe and Ethiopia!” for Dibaba’s magnificent win on its official face book page.

Genzebe Dibaba produced a stupendous breakthrough in the mile, clocking 4:13.31 to smash the 26-year-old record of 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte and finish less than a second away from the outdoor world record of 4:12.56 set by Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.

The 25-year-old Ethiopian was paced through to 800m in 2:05.69 by Poland’s Joanna Jozwik, who leads this year’s list with 2:00.12, before setting out on the long lonely route home which is becoming an increasingly familiar one to her.  En route, she missed her own world indoor 1500m record of 3:55.71 by less than a second, clocking 3:56.46. But as she crossed the line in 4:13.31, a smile lit her face.

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