• Genzebe Diababa to attempt world mile record on Tuesday in Rovereto
Ethiopian track star Genzebe Diababa will headline the 52nd edition of the European Athletics meeting Palio Della Quercia in Rovereto, Italy.
Dibaba, who last year clocked a sensational world record in the 1500m of 3:50.09, will attempt the world mile record in Rovereto on Tuesday, September 9.
Russia's Svetlana Masterkova holds the women's mile record outdoors of 4:12.56. In February Diababa set a women's mile indoor record of 4:13.31 in Stockholm.
Dibaba's women's 1500m world record is equivalent to 4:07 for the mile. To break the record she needs to be in a shape of at least of 3:56 to break the record. She has run 3:59.47 for the 1500m this year, that is more than 9 seconds slower than her personal best.