Dibaba’s comeback: Long-distance track star wins her first World Championship title since 2007
Monday, August 12, 2013
Dibaba’s victory last night ended a six-year drought for the athlete on the World Championships stage, having been unable to win a World Championship title since 2007. In that period of time, Dibaba had more luck in the Olympics, winning the 10,000 meter final in 2012.and successfully defending her title in
Dibaba waited until the final two laps of the race to take the lead, sprinting the final 500 meters in 59.98 seconds. She easily left her fellow competitors behind, with silver-medalist Kenya trailing by almost two seconds. of Ethiopia, one of Dibaba’s training partners, took the bronze medal, crossing the finish line in a time of 30 minutes and 46.98 seconds.of
Dibaba spoke about wanting to return the Ethiopian women’s track team to glory, when talking to reporters after her race. The team had not won gold at a 10,000 meter final at the IAAF World Championships for two years.
"Because of that, both as a team and individually, we trained very hard," she told reporters.
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- Agence France-Presse. "Tirunesh Dibaba makes it treble gold with 10,000m victory at world athletics" — , August 11, 2013
- David Monti. "Dibaba Wins Third World 10,000m Title" — , August 12, 2013