Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ethiopia's Defar win's 5,000 as she likes

(Aug 17, 2013, MOSCOW, (Reuters))--Meseret Defar added yet another global 5,000 metres gold to her bulging collection when she won the world title with a textbook performance on Saturday, aided by her Ethiopian team mates.

Defar, twice Olympic champion and now double world champion, also has a world silver and three global bronzes in the event after an extraordinarily consistent run over the past nine years and she was never threatened in her latest assault.

A pedestrian first half of the race briefly suggested some of the fast-finishers might be able to make a fight of it but with four laps to go Defar's team mate Almaz Ayana put her foot down and immediately spread the field. Read more from SBS »

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