Genzebe Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net
Genzebe Dibaba ran a race in Paris that showed she would be a threat over the 5000 meter distance. Her swift destruction of Ayana Almaz over the last lap showed just how powerful this Dibaba is. Then, she ran 3:54.11 in Barcelona, and we were, well shocked. Her 3:50.07 was not so much as shocking, as in awe inspiring. Her run down the final stretch showed distress and focus, as she battled the demons that suggest one is not capable of reaching their dreams. On July 17, 2015, Genezebe Dibaba broke the record set by Chinese athletes that many thought would be unbroken, with her 3:50.07.
Sabrina Yohanes, our Ethiopian correspondent (Sabrina writes about everyone, but she has written some fine pieces on Ethiopian athletes for us), wrote this piece on Dibaba and her dreams for Beijing success.