Ethiopia’s Dibaba breaks world 2000m record

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Ethiopian athlete, Genzebe Dibaba, sets a new record for the women’s indoor 2,000m race

Genzebe,25, broke the 2000m indoor world record with a time of 5:23.75 surpassing the previous record with about seven seconds set by Gabriela Szabo (Romanian runner) in 1998.

World 1500m champion Genzebe now owns the fastest ever recorded times indoors for the 1500m, mile, 2000m, 3000m, two miles and 5000m.

The 2000m is not an official world record event indoors with pending ratification but the record is faster than Sonia O’Sullivan’s outdoor mark of 5:25.36 according to IAAF

Genzebe lead over her younger sister Anna and Morocco’s Siham Hilali at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in Spain on Tuesday.

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