• Dibaba smashes world mile record

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Ethiopian superstar Genzebe Diaba broke the world indoor mile record at the Globen Galan meeting at Ericsson Globe indoor arena in Stockholm.


Dibaba crossed the line in a sensational time of 4:13:32 breaking the previous world mile indoor record by almost 4 seconds. Previous world mile indoor record belonged to Doina Melinte of Romanina who clocked 4:17:14 in 1990 in  an indoor meeting in the United States.

Watch race video here.

Here are Dibaba's splits

Mile 4:13:32

1200m 3:10.77

1000m 2:38:84

800m 2:06.69

400m 63.59   

Over the last two indoor seasons Dibaba has broken two world indoor records (8:16:60 in 3000m in 2014 and 14:18:86 in 5000m in 2015) in Stockholm's Ericsson Globe indoor arena.

Results Women's Mile

             
1 Genzebe Dibaba 91 ETH
4:13.31
WR
2 Gudaf Tsegay 97 ETH
4:24.98
PB
3 Axumawit Embaye 94 ETH
4:27.75

4 Rabab Arrafi 91 MAR
4:30.10

5 Sara Lahti 95 SWE Hässelby SK 4:30.42
NR
6 Sofia Ennaoui 95 POL
4:30.43

7 Sandra Eriksson 89 FIN
4:30.91

8 Hannah England 87 GBR
4:31.53

9 Linn Nilsson 90 SWE Hälle IF 4:33.07

10 Baso Sado 91 ETH
4:39.27

11 Katarzyna Broniatowska 90 POL
4:47.51


Anna Silvander 93 SWE IFK Lidingö DNF


Joanna Jozwik 91 POL
DNF

 Ayanleh Souleiman breaks 1000m world record, while 19-year-old Abdalelah Haroun sets 500m world best.

The first world record at Globen Gala meet went down when former world indoor  1500m champion Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti  ran 2:14:20 to break Wilson Kipketer's 16-year-old record.  Dutch runner Bram Som, who was the pacer did his job perfectly as he lead Souleiman through 800m in 1:46. 

Another world record was set in the rarely run event the 500m by Qatar's sensation Abdalelah Haroun. The 19-year-old  Haroun managed to become the first athlete in history to run the event under 60 seconds.  Haroun's time was 59.83 seconds.  Previous official 500 meters world record of 1:00.17 set by Ken Lowery of United States back on January 16, 1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 In the men's 800m Poland's Adam Kszczot clocked 1:45:63 to set new world lead. Second place Musaeb Balla of France of Qatar clcoked 1:45.93. Abdelaati Iguider of Morocco posted world lead in the 3000m as she clocked 7:39.04 for the win.

Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou of Greece won the women's pole vault with a mark of 4.81m breaking her own Greece record by 1cm.

In the women's 200m Jeneba Tarmoh (23.38sec) of the United States edged Michelle-Lee Ahye (23.39) of Trinidad Tobago FTW. 

See full meet results here.




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