The Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba shatters the 26-year-old mark of 4:17.14 and now holds five world records.
By Peter Gambaccini |
Genzebe Dibaba, 25, the 2015 world championships gold medalist in the 1500 meters outdoors, was competing at Stockholm’s Ericsson Global Arena, her favorite indoor track venue. She had previously set world records in the 3,000 (8:16.60) and 5,000 (14:18.86) on the Swedish track. She also holds the world record in the indoor 1500 meters, 3:55.17.
Outdoors, Dibaba set a 1500 world record of 3:50.07 in Monaco last July. (The outdoor mile world record is 4:12.56, set by Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.) With today’s mark, Genzebe Dibaba now holds five world records.
Genzebe Dibaba was a gold medalist in the 1500 at the 2012 world indoor championships and in the 3,000 at the 2014 championships.
Earlier in the Stockholm meet, Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman ran 1000 meters in 2:14.20, breaking Wilson Kipketer’s 16-year-old world record of 2:14.96.
Source: Runner’s World
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