Almaz Ayana Upsets Favorite Dibaba to Win World 5K Title
Dibaba, who won gold in the 1500 earlier in the championships, was edged out for the silver medal in the final few meters by her teammate Senbere Teferi.
Dibaba defeated Ayana on July 4 in a 5,000 in Paris, 14:15.41 to 14:21.97, as both women chased Dibaba’s sister Tirunesh’s world record of 14:11.15. Dibaba’s coach, Jama Aden, had spoken of the possibility of a world record for his runner in the final in Beijing. Instead, she was barely a medalist.