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Athletics - 09. June 2008.

Dibaba breaks 5,000m World Record in Oslo


 

A two-time World 10,000m champion, Dibaba demolished the World record by over five seconds, winning the women's 5,000m in 14 minutes 11.15 seconds. The previous World record of 14:16.63 was set by compatriot Meserat Defar at this meeting in 2007. 2004 Olympian Jen Rhines finished the race in fifth in a personal best 14:54.29. It is the sixth fastest performance of all time by an American.

In sprint action, 2008 NCAA Indoor 200m champion Bianca Knight started her day with running 11.25 for a runner-up finish in the women's 100m. She came back just over 90 minutes later to win the women's 200m in 22.56.


Reigning World Indoor champion Lolo Jones took the runner-up position in the women's 100m hurdles, running 12.66.

On the field, 2005 World Outdoor silver medalist Chaunte Howard was fifth in the women's high jump with a clearance of 1.94 meters/6 feet 4.25 inches. 2005 U.S.

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