Genzebe Dibaba thinks Steeple, from EME NEWS


Dibaba_GenzebeH-Carlsbad15.jpgGenzebe Dibaba, Carlsbad 5k, photo by

Genzebe thinks steeple
BEKOJI (ETH): World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba has said that she is sure that she can beat her world 1500m record, report AS. "I do not know what can happen in the future, but if I am able to maintain the same volume of work and results then I do believe that I can improve it," said the 24 year old Ethiopian. "I know I can run a 1500 faster than in Monaco (3: 50.07), of that I am sure." Despite saying in Monaco this year that she would never attempt a steeplechase race, Dibaba now says "I would like to try 3000m steeplechase. I know that for a simple matter of series and schedules, it would be impossible to compete in the 1500m, 5000m and 3000 SC in Rio, but I would like to try the steeplechase."

Editor's note: At the Monaco GP presser, I believe that we asked Genzebe about the steeple. She was not ready and noted that she would never attempt the steeplechase. I like to ask athletes about events that they had not tried. I have been trying to get Allyson Felix to run the 400 meter hurdles. For several years, I asked Jeremy Wariner about getting serious on the steeplechase.

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