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Dibaba eyes record at Boston Indoor Games

Double 2008 Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has her sights set on reclaiming the Indoor 5000m world record at the Boston Indoor Games on Saturday.

Dibaba captured Beijing Olympic gold in the women’s 5,000 and 10,000m after taking third at the 2004 Athens Olympics and she has captured eight world titles in cross country and track from 2003 through 2008.

Dibaba missed the 2009 World Championships at Berlin due to a foot injury but is back on form after setting a 15km road race world mark in November last year.

Dibaba owns the world outdoor 5000m record, set in Oslo last year, and twice broke the world 5000m indoor record at the Boston Indoor Games, doing so in the 2005 and 2007 editions of the meet.

Now she’ll try to regain the mark currently held by Meseret Defar at 14:24.37.
Dibaba was looking forward to her return to Boston.


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