Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar breaks women’s record for 5,000 meters – Detroit Free Press

February 19th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia broke the women’s 5,000-meter indoor world record by more than 3 seconds at the GE Gala on Wednesday night in Stockholm. (more…)

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia broke the women’s 5,000-meter indoor world record by more than 3 seconds at the GE Gala on Wednesday night in Stockholm.

Defar was timed in 14 minutes, 24.37 seconds, breaking the record of 14:27.42 set in 2007 by Tirunesh Dibaba, also of Ethiopia.

Defar took the lead with about 3,000 meters left in the race and lapped most of the seven other finishers twice.

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