Dibaba Set 3rd WR in 2 weeks

Genzebe Dibaba Does It Again – Smashes 2-Mile World Record – 3rd World Record In 2 Weeks

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By LetsRun.com
February 15, 2014

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba‘s incredible 2014 continued today at British Athletics Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham tonight as she set her third world record in the span of two weeks.

On February 1, Dibaba smashed Abebe Aregawi‘s 3:57.91 world record by running 3:55.17. On February 6th, she took downMeseret Defar’s 3,000 world record of 8:23.72 by running 8:16.90. Tonight, she took down Defar’s 2-mile record of 9:06.28 by running 9:00.48 after an unofficial 4:31.2 first mile. Note: the 2-mile isn’t an official world record distance in the minds of the IAAF. In the process, she just missed running the fastest two-mile ever recorded indoors or out as Defar’s outdoor record is 8:58.58.

Dibaba’s 3,000 world record converts to roughly 8:56-high for 2 miles, so this was just a little bit off that as well.

Genzebe Dibaba after her 1500 world record

In other mid-d and distance action, Ethiopia’s Mo Aman ran the 7th fastest indoor time ever (1:44.52), Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet beat Dejen Gebremeskel for the second time in two weeks in the 3,000, Great Britain’sLaura Muir got an upset win in the women’s 1,500, Kenya’s Nixon Chepseba won the men’s 1,500, and Angelika Cichoka took down the women’s 800 to get Polish fans excited for World Indoors, which they host.