• Dibaba smashes world mile record
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.
Here are Dibaba's splits
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
|5||Sara Lahti||95||SWE||Hässelby SK||4:30.42||NR|
|9||Linn Nilsson||90||SWE||Hälle IF||4:33.07|
|Anna Silvander||93||SWE||IFK Lidingö||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.