Genzebe Dibaba clocks 5:23.75 for 2000m in Sabadell, Spain. A world indoor best and faster than the outdoor world record.

By Dennis Young (The Charlotte Observer) |

Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia broke the women’s 2,000-meter world record at the indoor Miting International de Catalunya in Spain on Tuesday (Feb 07, 2017).

Genzebe Dibaba’s time of 5:23.75 bettered the world indoor best set by Romanian athlete Gabriela Szabo in 1998 (in Sindelfingen, Germany) by almost seven seconds.

ALSO READ: Ethiopian Runner Genzebe Dibaba Breaks 1,500-meter World RecordThe 2,000 indoors isn’t considered an official world record event by the IAAF, but athletics’ governing body said in a statement that Genzebe Dibaba’s time can be “classed as an outright world record” since it is faster than Irish athlete Sonia O’Sullivan’s outdoor mark of 5:25.36 (in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 1994).

At 25 years old, Genzebe Dibaba owns the outdoor world record in 1,500, as well as the indoor record for 1,500m, mile, 2,000m, 3,000m, two miles and 5,000m.

Source: The Charlotte Observer
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