Genzebe Dibaba to attempt WR 1000 meters in Madrid (February 24)


Dibaba_Genzebe1f-Paris15.jpgGenzebe Dibaba, Paris 2015, photo by

Genzebe Dibaba for 1000 m WR attack
MADRID (ESP): Genzebe Dibaba is launching an attack on Maria Mutola's world indoor 1000m record of 2:30.94 in Madrid (EA Indoor Permit) on Friday, informs MARCA. "I think I can get the record. In Poland the pacemaker failed [when I tried to beat the world indoor 1500m record] but I see myself qualified to beat this world record," she said. Dibaba said she is planning to attack Wang Junxia's world outdoor 3000m record of 8:06.11 this summer and is thinking about attempting a 5000/10,000m double at the World Championships in London because the 1500/500m are "very close in the schedule." Adam Kszczot is in the 800 m while Ruth Beitia and Orlando Ortega are among the leading domestic names in action. Yunier Perez is the top name for 60 m, Bralon Taplin for the 400 m, Australian Ryan Gregson in the 1500 m, Congo´s Frank Elemba in shot put and Swiss World leader Lea Sprunger in women 400 m.

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