Meseret Defar Defeats Tirunesh Dibaba at Diamond 5000 in Zurich (Video)

Meseret Defar won the Women's 5000m at the 2013 Diamond Race in Zürich. (Photo: Diamond League)

August 29, 2013

In the first clash of the year between the two Ethiopian giants of women’s distance running at the Weltklasse Zürich meet tonight, the final 100 meters belonged firmly to the 2012 Olympic and 2013 World 5000 champion Meseret Defar. Defar emphatically kicked away from Tirunesh Dibaba to win the women’s 5000 as well as the Diamond League crown in 14:32.83 after a 58 low last 400 (58.48 leader to leader but Defar was in second at the bell).

Dibaba was second in 14:34.82 as those two were leaps and bounds better than everyone else over the final 600. 2013 5000 silver medallist Mercy Cherono was third in 14:40.33 – the only other woman in the race within 10 seconds of Defar.


Video: Meseret Defar Defeats Tirunesh Dibaba at Diamond League 5000 in Zurich

Defar defeats Dibaba in Diamond 5,000m battle (AFP)

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