Rosemary Wanjiru comes second as Ethiopia’s Diriba wins women 3000m championship

by Zelalem

Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba won the women’s 3,000 metres at the Boost Boston Games track and field meeting on Friday night with a winning time of eight minutes, 45.44 seconds.

Diriba, who placed fifth in the 5,000m at the 2013 Moscow World Championship, shattered Rosemary Wanjiru’s previous fastest time of 2017 by six seconds.

Wanjiru set her time of 8:51.61 in Tokyo in April.

Diriba edged runner-up Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui who finished in 8:45.94. Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase was well back in third at 8:58.88.

According to Supersport, Ethiopian long distance runner Muktar Edris also put on an incredible performance in the men’s 5000m. He won in a time of 13:01.04 just off Mo Farah’s world best so far in 2017 of 13:00.70 set last weekend in Eugene, Oregon. Farah won the 5,000m and 10,000m at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Edris crossed the finish line ahead of Kenyan Cyrus Rutto (13:03.44) and the Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel (13:25.95).

The Boston Games end Sunday with the sprint events, long jump and pole vault

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