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Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba breaks 2000m record in Sabadell Spain

Genzebe Dibaba has clocked 5:23.75 for 2000m in Sabadell, Spain last tonight breaking the world indoor best and the outright world record.

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Her time of five minutes 23.75 seconds sliced almost seven seconds off the previous indoor world record of 5:30.53 set by Romania’s Gabriela Szabo in 1998.

The IAAF, athletics’ world governing body, said although the 2000m is not an official indoor world record event, Dibaba’s performance was “an outright world record” as it was faster than the outdoor mark of 5:25.36 set by Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan.

The 25-year-old Dibaba, a three-time world indoor champion, now owns the fastest recorded times indoors for the 1500m, mile, 2000m, 3000m, two miles and 5000m as well as the outdoor 1500m world record.

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