Dibaba and Sihine lead the fields in Nijmegen

15.11.2009 World

It’ll be a family affair at Sunday’s 26th running of the Fortis Zevenheuvelenloop 15-K on Sunday with the Ethiopian couple Tirunesh Dibaba and Sileshi Sihine leading their respective fields.

The course for the Zevenheuvelenloop, or seven hills run - an IAAF Label Road Race - in this eastern Dutch city is a proven fast one. Kenyan Felix Limo clocked the world record on the 15 kilometres for men here on 11 November 2001 with a time of 41:29.

For Dibaba, the reigning double Olympic champion in the 5000m and 10,000m, it will be her first road race and the 24-year-old has made a special preparation for this race. Dibaba has already had an impressive career with several World titles in the 5000m and 10,000m on the track as well as in Cross Country. She holds the World record in the 5000m with a time of 14:11.15.


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