What a difference a month makes. On June 8, Meseret Defar ran 14:38 by herself at the NIke Pre Classic, two days after Tirunesh Dibaba ran 14:11.8.
Defar ran in Stockholm with a vengance, just missing the new world record, breaking her best, and running 14:12.88!
Defar second best ever 14:12.88
STOCKHOLM (SWE): World champion Meseret Defar did not take back her 5000 m world record from Tirunesh Dibaba. In excellent race she missed it only very barely with second fastest ever 14:12.88. Her last 400 m were 60.37 and last kilo 2:43.20.
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