Dibaba sets new indoor 2-mile world record

AFP| Updated: Feb 15, 2014, 22:34 PM IST

London: Ethiopia`s Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record in the indoor two miles on Saturday with victory in a time of 9min 0.48sec at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.

The achievement saw Dibaba improve compatriot Meseret Defar`s previous mark of 9:06.28, set in Prague in 2009, by almost six seconds.

It was the third time she had set a new indoor world record this month, after previous record-breaking feats in the 1500m in Karlsruhe, Germany and the 3,000m in Stockholm.

The 23-year-old is the sister of three-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Olympic silver-medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba.