Genzebe Dibaba shatters World Indoor 2-Mile record in Birmingham


Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba smashed another world Indoor record, her third in 2 weeks, this time the two-mile record at the British Indoor Grand Prix meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.

, 23, who’s the younger sister of World and Olympic 10,000m champion, Tirunesh Dibaba, stormed to the finish line in 9:00.48 – obliterating compatriot’s Meseret Defar’s two-mile world record.

Two weeks ago in Karlsruhe, Dibaba erased the world indoor 1500m record and only last week in Stockholm smashed the women's indoor 3,000m record  by nearly seven seconds.

Now I’m hoping to win a gold at the world indoors. [Genzebe Dibaba]

Dibaba, visibly tired in the closing stages of the race, told the media afterwards: “In the middle of the race I felt a bit weak and tired but with the help of the crowd and all the buzzing I was able to gain momentum and get the record.

“Now I’m hoping to win a gold at the world indoors,” she added.

Ivory Coast sprinter won an explosive women’s 60m Final, edging out two-times Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  of Jamaica by photo-finish with both athletes timed at 7.10 seconds.

Nigeria’s continued her superb indoor form in 2014 by winning the women’s 400m in 51.78 seconds while the World 800m Champion, , sets an Ethiopian record 1:44.52 to take the men’s 800m race ahead of Andre Oliver of South Africa who clocked a lifetime best time of 1:44.99.