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Dibaba eyes third indoor world record in Stockholm

February 16, 2016

Longest standing Mile WR, 4:17.14 by Romania’s Doina Melinte (1990), in jeopardy from 1500m world record holder

By Mike Rowbottom, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba returns to the Globen Galan on Wednesday (Feb 17) in search of a third consecutive world indoor record there in what will be her only IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of the winter.

After setting world indoor records over 3000m and 5000m in her past two appearances at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena, Dibaba will attempt to better the 26-year-old world indoor Mile record of 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte, the longest standing Mile WR, men or women.

This Stockholm meeting – the third of the four events that make up the new IAAF World Indoor Tour – has hosted 16 world indoor records since its inception in 1990.

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NOTE: Genzebe Dibaba shattered the world indoor Mile record at the Globen Galan, clocking of 4:13.31.

Tags: world record (28) , globen galen (1) , genzebe dibaba (14)

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