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Tuesday April 25th 2017

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar aiming for African 3000m record today in Lausanne

From, IAAF : Lausanne, Switzerland – In her quiet understated way, Ethiopia’s Meserset Defar dropped a big bombshell at the press conference ahead of Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting, the seventh stop of the Samsung Diamond League series.

The diminutive distance-running dynamo declared openly that she is looking to go into territory over 3000m that has only been reached on two previous occasions when she crosses the line after seven-and-a-half laps of the track on Thursday.

Defar target’s Masai’s 8:23.23 African record

“For me a good time would be running under 8:20. Yes, under 8:20,” stated the former Olympic and World 5000m champion who has looked back to her best this summer, boldly repeating her 3000m target time to make sure that everybody understood her and her ambitions… Read More

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