Genzebe Dibaba breaks 3rd world record in February

Genzebe Dibaba
February 16, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia set her third world record of the month in winning over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.

Dibaba eased over the line in 9 minutes, 0.48 seconds indoors in central England, breaking her compatriot Meseret Defar’s mark from 2009 by almost six seconds.

Dibaba had already broken the indoor 1,500 and 3,000-meter records this month in the run-up to the world indoor championships next month in Sopot, Poland.