Dibaba smashes World 5000m record in Oslo

This evening at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, IAAF Golden League meet in Oslo, Ethiopian Double World 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba has just knocked out her compatriot's, World and Olympic 5000m champion, Meseret Defar's World Record of 14:16.63, also she set at this same meeting on 15 June last year.

Dibaba, virtually running alone for the last two laps after a very slow first half and badjob from the pacemakers, broke the tape in an astonishing 14:11.15.*

Sudan's World Indoor champion Abubakar Kaki also set a World Junior record of 1:42.69* in the men's 800m.

*(a new World Record subject to ratifications)

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