Genzebe Dibaba wins third consecutive 3000 metre title at World Indoor Championships

06 March, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Laura Muir

It was a repeat of the 2015 European Indoor Championships final in Prague when he also false started to allow team-mate Richard Kilty to win. "It was very close but I had to play my cards right".

American Paul Chelimo, a world 5,000m silver medallist, faces a hugely strong young Ethiopian contingent in the men's 3000m in 18-year-old Selemon Barega, victor of the world under-20 5,000m title in 2016 and the world under-18 3,000m title last year, Hagos Gebrhiwet, the 23-year-old Olympic 5,000m bronze medallist, and defending champion Yomif Kejelcha, who earned a wild card for the championships by winning the IAAF World Indoor Tour.

"The world stage is completely different running against the Africans", she said. "I've been there or thereabouts and thought it's time I get on a podium and I've done a double here".

The 21 year olds coach Jeremy McColl said she was in good shape and is confident of good a showing in Birmingham at 7:00am on Sunday (NZ time). "Tomorrow in the 1500m I will try to get gold medal number two".

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THE head of British Athletics saluted Andrew Pozzi as a "fantastic role model" after the Stratford hurdler was named co-captain for this weekend's IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Her success came minutes after Eilidh Doyle has clinched a bronze over 400m.

Unbeaten over 5000m outdoors in 2017, Obiri finished fourth in 8:49.66, one place ahead of reigning US indoor 1500m and 3000m champion Shelby Houlihan, who ran a strong last lap to finish fifth in 8:50.38, overhauling Ethiopia's Fantu Worku (8:50.54) and Klosterhalfen (8:51.79) in the final 200m.

These upgrades follow the disqualification of the results of the original medallists after their sanction for anti-doping rule violations. I did not intend to lead, just to stay out of trouble and then it was a case of following the pace and trying to run on the inside but stay in contact and wait for the move. She ran a season's best of 51.60 seconds to come third behind a United States of America one-two.

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London was her last competition until she came out and vaulted a very respectable 4.70m of a short 10-stride run-up in Hastings in January in her first competition.

Doyle battled Wimbley for the inside track space with 200 metres to go and took up a strong position, only for Wimbley to hunt her down in the home straight with Okolo in a class of her own. "I've raced a lot indoors and done well, I'm in my comfort zone".

He said: 'My aim is a medal, that's what I am hoping for.

The semi-finals in the women's 60m are due to take place at 6.50pm on Friday night. "It's not my preferred event so to do this is incredible".

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Muir will miss next month's Commonwealth Games as she focuses on her final exams but will now be a marked woman at the European Championships in Berlin in August. Those five or six-hundredths of a second could be crucial on Sunday.

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