Genzebe Dibaba runs fastest ever women’s 2000 metres in Sabadell

Genzebe Dibaba breaks world 2000M record in Sabadell

Genzebe Dibaba breaks indoors and out doors world 2000M records in Sabadell, Spain, in a time of 5:23.75. Photo: DENIS BALIBOUSE/ REUTERS

(EZ) Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba, 25, has run the fastest ever women's 2000 metres, at the indoor Miting Internacional de Catalunya in the Spanish city of Sabadell, on Tuesday 7th of Feb.

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

According to the IAAF, the 2000m Dibaba’s time is not only an official indoor world record event, but also her performance was "an outright world record" as it was faster than Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan’s outdoor mark of 5:25.36.

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


More: Watch Full Race of the World Record of 2000m by Genzebe Dibaba (World Record 5: 23.75 · Sabadell)


 

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