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22-year-old Letesenbet Gidey smashed fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5,000m world record on Wednesday night in Valencia, Spain, by running 14:06.62. Gidey, running in the NN Valencia World Record Day, took down Dibaba’s 14:11.15 mark which had stood since 2008.
Gidey followed steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech until just shy of 3,000m, a split which the Ethiopian hit just outside record pace at 8:31.