Genzebe Dibaba runs 8:22.50 in 3000m, from EME News

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Thumbnail image for Genzebe Dibaba__HS17374.JPGGenzebe Dibaba, photo by Hasse Sjögren Photo for Deca Text&Bild


Genzebe another top time, 8:22.50 in the 3000 m
SABADELL (ESP, Feb 19): At Centennial Catalonia Federation Meeting World record holder Genzebe Dibaba posted exclusive World indoor qualifying time of 8:22.50 what is new World lead. It is second fastest ever indoors, only she was better with her world indoor record 8:16.60 back in 2014. And that only two days after superb one mile World indoor record. Also fast second Gelete Burka 8:33.76 ahead of Goytetom Gebreselassie 8:54.65. In the 800 m Moroccan Malika Akkaoui 2:02.51 ahead of Kenyan Margaret Wambui 2:02.59. Ethiopian Basu Sado won the 1500 m in 4:12:14and Venezuela record holder Yulimar Rojas 14.35 in triple. In the other men events Aman Wote won the 1500 m in 3:39.28 over Ivan Lopez of Chile who clocked national record 3:39.39, third Yassine Bensghir of Morocco 3:39.89. Spanish Kevin Lopez achieved fast 1:46.26 in the 800 m and Kenyan Boniface Mweresa 46.46 PB in the 400 m. Also to note Yidiel Contreras 7.71 in the hurdles, Chinese World medalist Wang Jianan 777 in the long jump and new PB for Carlos Tobalina 20.42 in shot put. In the 3000 m Ethiopian Leul Gebrselassie clocked 7:44.50 PB over Moroccan Soufiyan Bouqantar 7:45.15 and Bahrain´s Birhanu Balew 7:46.15 PB with Ethiopian Debele Gonfa 7:46.24 PB.

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