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Genzebe Dibaba, Pride of Ethiopia

Posted: 08 Mar 2014 18:39
by zeru
THREE records in 15 days
She's taken 2014 by storm with three remarkable world records. Ahead of her assault on the 3000m world indoor title, SPIKES takes a walk down Sopot pier with Genzebe Dibaba.
Genzebe wanted to compete in the 1500m and 3000m at the world indoors, but timings wouldn't allow it. "I had to pick just one," she says. "I decided to focus on the 3000m, to do something great for my country.”
Big sister Tirunesh might be known the Baby Faced Destroyer, but we reckon Genze's got a face that could stop traffic.
“I didn’t expect that I would break the 1500m world record. I only expected to run a fast time. After that, I was pretty certain that I would be able to break all three," says Dibaba, of her 1500m, 3000m and two-mile hat-trick.
Genze's game for a laugh, but is in Sopot on a mission. “I'm not looking for records here: just to win."As if dominating middle distance running wasn't enough for one girl...
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