Friday, August 22, 2008

Dibaba storms to Olympic double

Dibaba storms to Olympic double

Tirunesh Dibaba
Dibaba adds another gold medal to her collection

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba made it an Olympic double after winning the 5,000m on Friday in the Bird's Nest.

A week after winning the 10,000m, Dibaba sprinted to victory ahead of Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse and defending champion Meseret Defar.

After a sluggish start with nobody willing to push the pace, Dibaba took the lead with two laps remaining to finish with a time of 15:41.40 secs.

It is the first time a female runner has won the 5,000m and 10,000m titles.

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