Ethiopian star joins Boston Indoor field
Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, who claimed double Olympic gold at 5,000
and 10,000 meters at Beijing, will run at the Boston Indoor Games on
February 7, organizers announced Thursday.
Dibaba, the only woman two capture two athletics gold medals last
August in China, has twice broken the women's world 5,000m indoor record
at this meet and set an outdoor 5,000m world record last year at the
Bislett Games in Oslo.
The 23-year-old joins a lineup that includes Beijing Olympic men's
pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia, 2008 Olympic women's pole
vault runner-up Jenn Stuczynski and 1,500m bronze medalist Nick Willis
of New Zealand.