SABADELL, SPAIN (Associated Press)–Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia broke the women’s 2,000-meter world record at the indoor Miting International de Catalunya in Spain on Tuesday (Feb. 07, 2017).
Genzebe Dibaba’s time of 5:23.75 bettered the world indoor best set by Gabriela Szabo in 1998 by almost seven seconds.
The 2,000 indoors isn’t considered an official world record event by the IAAF, but athletics’ governing body said in a statement that Dibaba’s time can be “classed as an outright world record” since it is faster than Sonia O’Sullivan’s outdoor mark of 5:25.36.
At 25 years old, Dibaba owns the outdoor world record in 1,500, as well as the indoor record for 1,500, mile, 2,000, 3,000, two miles and 5,000.
● 1500m: 3:50.07 Monaco, France 7/17/2015
● Indoor 1500m: 3:55.17 Karlsruhe, Germany 2/1/2014
● Indoor 1 mile: 4:13.3 Stockholm, Sweden 2/17/2016
● 2000m: 5:23.75 Sabadell, Spain 2/7/2017
● Indoor 3000m: 8:16.60 Stockholm, Sweden 2/6/2014
● Indoor 2 miles*: 9:00.48 Birmingham, England 2/15/2014
● Indoor 5000m: 14:18.86 Stockholm, Sweden 2/19/2015
* world indoor best [SOURCE: LetsRun.com]
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