Ethiopia’s Dibaba and Defar to double next week to Kenyans advantage
SEE ALSO :1 in 5 office mugs contain faecal matter“It is not good for them to double. It will put them in trouble. They will not replay Vivian Cheruiyot’s feat in Daegu,” Rono said yesterday. Dibaba struck a double at the 2005 Worlds in Helsinki, Finland and crowned the World Female Athlete of the Year. But she lost 5,000m title to Defar at the London Games. And even as she tops the season 10,000m leader board in 30:08.06, Defar was unsuccessful in her bid to double up in Berlin 2009 where she finished fifth. The Ethiopians will square it out with double Africa champion Gladys Cherono, reining world cross-country champion Emily Chebet and Japan-based Sally Kaptich Kipyego. Rono added: “They have Aman Wote double 800m and 1,500m. That may not work.”
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