• Third Record for Genzebe Diababa in 2 Weeks

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After breaking indoor world record records in 1500m two weeks ago and the 3000m last week, the Ethiopian superstar, Genzebe Diababa, added third world record to her list after breaking the two-mile world record running 9:00.48 at the British Athletics Indoor Grand Prix.

 The previous world record was set by Diababa's compatriot,  Meseret Defar's, who set the mark of 9:06.26 in 2009.

"I'm very delighted because to break three world records was what I'd planned and I'm very happy that has happened now," Dibaba told reporters after the two-mile race.

"In the middle of the race I felt a bit weak and tired, but with the help of the crowd and all the buzzing I was able to gain momentum and get the record."

Women's 2 Mile Results

1 Genzebe DIBABA ETH 9:00.48


WR
2 Hiwot AYALEW ETH 9:21.59


PB
3 Stephanie TWELL GBR 9:42.41


PB
4 Lydia CHEPKURUI KEN 9:45.97


PB
5 Josephine MOULTRIE GBR 9:46.77


PB
6 Helen CLITHEROE GBR 9:50.65


PB

Renata PLIS POL DNF



Charlene THOMAS GBR DNF



Sentayehu EJIGU ETH DNS




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