Genzebe Dibaba breaks 3,000m indoor record in Stockholm

Genzebe Dibaba

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba shattered the world indoor 3,000m record by more than seven seconds in Stockholm.

Dibaba, 22, ran eight minutes 16.60 seconds to beat the 8:23.72 mark set by compatriot Meseret Defar in 2007.

It is the fastest 3,000m - indoors or outdoors - since 1993, with only Chinese trio Wang Junxia, Qu Yunxia and Zhang Linli ever running faster.

Dibaba, sister of three-time Olympic gold winner Tirunesh, also broke the indoor 1500m world record on Saturday.external-link