• 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
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.

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