• Dibaba Smashes World 5000m Record

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Ethiopia's superstar Genzebe Dibaba smashed the women's 5000m indoor world record at the 2015 XL Galan Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday (19).

Dibaba ran a phenomenal time of 14:18.86 to beat compatriot's Meseret Defar's previous world record by almost 6 seconds.

Genzebe Dibaba also holds world indoor records in 1500m, 3000m, and 2-miles from last year.

Results Women 5000m

Pl Name Result Qual  
1 Genzebe Dibaba 14:18.86 WR
2 Birtukan Fente 15:22.56
3 Birtukan Adamu 15:34.15
4 Alia Saeed Mohamed 15:34.70
5 Dagmawit Kidane 15:35.71
6 Jennifer Wenth 15:43.88
Katarzyna Broniatowska DNF
Tamara Tverdostup DNF
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World leading marks were set in the women 1500m, men's 800m ,1500m and 400m races. 
 

The Dutch runner Sifan Hassan won the women's 1500m with a WL mark of  4:00.46. Germany's world season leader  Homiyu Tesfaye took the win in the men's 1500m race setting  a new national record of  3:34:13. The mark is also European indoor all time #3.

In the men's 800m Qatar’s Musaeb Balla battled poland's Adam Kszczot and Marcin Levandowski for the win. Balla won the race with a new WL mark of 1:45.48, while Kszczot and Levandowski clocked 1:45.77 and 1:45.78 respectively.

In the men's 400m B Race teenager Abadalleleh Haroun of Qatar unexpectedly won the event with a new Asian indoor record of 45.39 seconds. The A race won world indoor champion Pavel Maslak, from Czech Republic, who clocked 46.38.

More XL Galan Results Here>>

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