“Genzebe Dibaba Smashes Indoor 5,000 WR By Over 5 Seconds With 14:18.86 In Stockholm.”
Let’s Run breaks down the quality of Genzebe Dibaba’s world record indoor 5,000m performance from Stockholm, February 19th. It appears she is running faster indoors than outdoors. Will this start a new trend as indoors have no wind or resistance and the temperature is perfect?
Genzebe Dibaba spent February 2014 rewriting the indoor record books, setting world records at 1500, 3000 and 2 miles. A year later, the 24-year-old Ethiopian has done it again, adding the 5,000 world record to her accomplishments with a brilliant 14:18.86 at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm on Thursday night in her 2015 opener. With a cover version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” playing in the background, Dibaba used a 2:47.14 final kilometer to easily take down Meseret Defar‘s 14:24.37 mark, set six years ago on the same track.