14:11.15! Tirunesh Dibaba in Oslo (© AFP)
Oslo, Norway 21:05hrsDouble World 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba has in the last five minutes at this evening’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games, the second meet of the ÅF Golden League 2008, completed a demolition job on the World 5000m record of her compatriot, the World and Olympic 5000m champion Meseret Defar.
Defar’s record of 14:16.63 which she set at this meeting on 15 June last year, was knocked out of sight by Dibaba who broke the tape in an astonishing 14:11.15 which subject to the usual ratification procedures, is a new World record.
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A full meeting report will follow later tonight at the conclusion of the competition.
Chris Turner for the IAAF
*NOTE: World record subject to the usual ratification procedures