Genzebe Dibaba spent February 2014 rewriting the indoor record books, setting world records at 1500, 3000 and 2 miles. A year later, the 24-year-old Ethiopian has done it again, adding the 5,000 world record to her accomplishments with a brilliant 14:18.86 at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm on Thursday night in her 2015 opener. With a cover version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” playing in the background, Dibaba used a 2:47.14 final kilometer to easily take down Meseret Defar‘s 14:24.37 mark, set six years ago on the same track.
Running alone on the four-lane track for the final three kilometers (Dibaba lapped everyone in the field at least once), Dibaba slowed slightly during the middle of the race, but made up for it by hammering home the final kilometer, closing with a 64.60 last 400 and a 31.34 last lap.
Script source: LetsRun.com