Tirunesh Dibaba profile

Tirunesh Dibaba

Athletics (Women's 5000m, Women's 10,000m)

Career highlight

The distance double of 5000m and 10000m Gold in Beijing included a new Olympic record of 29:54.66 for the latter was a repeat of her double win at the Worlds, Helsinki 2005.

Other careeer

Since Beijing, Dibaba has struggled with injuries, leading to lengthy layoffs from running but her form coming into 2012 suggests she may be on the way back to her best.

Did you know?

Her cousin is Derartu Tulu, gold medallist at 10,000m in the Barcelona 1992 and Sydney 2000 Olympics. Her older sister Ejegayehu took silver in the same event in Athens 2004, just ahead of Tulu who claimed bronze. He younger sister Genzebe is a highly promising 1500m runner.