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.

  1. robel
    | #1

    You go girl! it’s on now….i can’t wait ’till Tirunesh retaliates.

  2. ምንትዋብ
    | #2

    ልጅትዋ አትደፈር ናት በርቺ ነው የምላት

  3. lnd
    | #3

    Congrudulation Defar really I,m appreaciated what you did so far well done Defar!

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    gobez gobez..!!

  5. Anonymous
    | #5

    mese you are something else, we love you!!!

  6. alemayehu
    | #6

    @Anonymous
    defar gobez nesh berchi.

  7. atuba dolla
    | #7

    Congradulations millions of Ethiopians!!

    Ethiopia has never been short of producing victorious citizens since creation.Beginning from the middle all the way to infinite,who could possibly forget Abebe Bikila? This hero opened the door to other Ethiopians to make them enable to marching to a victory ground on mother earth.In deed, it is happening right now as we speak.

    Meseret Defar is very unique in her own way from the time she starte to the time she stood on the victory podium;so other heros are.

    As victory comes in different forms and shapes,so shall Ethiopians will bring another big victory in a very near future.Amen.

  8. bini
    | #8

    she is such an oromo babe…both rivaleries are from oro.

  9. kassahun
    | #9

    congratulation, meserat defar, i relly i am happy.

  10. kassahun
    | #10

    እንኩአን ደስ አለስ, በዝሁ ከትይ

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