• Genzebe Dibaba (8:31.23) posts 3000m World Lead in Sabadel

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Genzebe Dibaba clocked a World Leading time over the 3000m at the Meeting Internacional de Catalunya en Sabadel, Spain on Tuesday 13 February.

Dibaba, who holds several world records indoors and outdoors in several mid-distance events clocked her season's best and the fastest time in 2018 of 8:31.23 in the 3000m.

The Ethiopian athlete is the World 3000m record holder indoors with 8:16.16 she set four years ago in Stockholm, Sweden. 

"I wanted to run under 8.30 today, but I’m happy with world leading 8.31,23! See you in World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018." Dibaba later wrote on her Twitter page.

Last week at World indoor tour meeting in Karlsruhe, Dibaba clocked a World leading time in the 1500m of 3:57.45.

Thierry Ndikumwenayo of Burundi took the men's 3000m race in 7:50.19 over Kenya's Benjamin Kigen (7:50.99).

Spaniards Marc Alcala Ibañez (3:39.45) and Kevin Lopez Yerga (3;39.86 went 1-2 in the men's 1500m race missing the World Indoor championships qualifying standard of 3:39.00.

Saul Ordoņez Gavela won the men's 800m for Spain in 1;47.12 as Algeria's Mohamed Belbachir came in second in 1:47.56.

Ethiopia's Kore Tola won the women's 800m race in 2:03.02.

See full meeting results here. 


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