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Dibaba shatters 15Km World record in Nijmegen

Dibaba shatters 15Km World record in Nijmegen

Tirunesh Dibaba broke the World record for 15 kilometres at the 26th edition of the Zevenheuvelenloop 15Km in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

In her first road race since 2005, the 24-year-old Ethiopian, who is the reigning 5000m and 10,000m Olympic champion, clocked 46:28 to shatter the previous mark of 46:55 set by Kayoko Fukushi of Japan in 2006.

It was a double victory for Dibaba as her husband Sileshi Sihine, the two-time Olympic silver medallist in the 10,000m won the men's race in 42:14. He outsprinted Ugandan Nicholas Kiprono who was credited with the same time to win here for the third time.

"I loved the course and I was feeling fine," said Dibaba. "After 10 kilometres I pressed the pace and in the final three kilometres it felt like flying. It feels good as you hear after the finish that your husband also has won."

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