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Gudaf Tsegar crushes the Championships Record in Belgrade

World Indoor 1500m Record Holder Gudaf Tsegay crushed the  championships record at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Tsegay led 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish as she took charge of the race from the gun start to end crossing the line with the new championship record of 3:57.19.

She was followed a distant later by the 2014 World Indoor silver medallist, Axumawit Embaye who crossed the line in a time of 4:02.29 with the 2019 African Games champion in 800m race, Hirut Meshesha closing the podium three finishes in 4:03.39

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda and Josette Norris from United States finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 4:0339 and 4:04.60 respectively.pulling away from the group

Gudaf Tsegay chases the World Record in Madrid

Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay will be looking to improve her time at the Villa de Madrid Indoor Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold level meeting that will be held on Tuesday (2) in Madrid, Spain.

Tsegay who set the World Indoor Record of 3:53.09 in Liévin last year has set her target at a better time than what she is holding now.

The 24-year-old won the mile in Liévin in 4:21.72 despite a fall in the first lap and set the second fastest time in history clocking 3:54.77 in Torun last week.

Tsegay will face off against four Olympic 1500m finalists, Freweyni Hailu also from Ethiopia, Oceanian Indoor record holder Jessica Hull and fellow Australian runner Linden Hall and Spanish champion Marta Perez.

Hailu finished fourth at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in a time of 3:57.60 which was the fastest 1500m final in history.

The Ethiopian moved up to third in the Ethiopian all-time list with 3:56.28 in Monaco and to fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:57.57 in Chorzow.

Hailu finished third this year in two 1500m races in Karlsruhe in a time of 4:02.66 and Torun in 4:02.50.

The other Ethiopians title contender is Hirut Meshesha who finished second in the 1500m in Karlsruhe in 4:02.14 and third in the mile in Liévin in 4:27.19 while Lemlem Hailu set her personal best in the 3000m when she clocked 8:29.28 in Madrid last year and finished second in 4:02.25 in the 1500m in Torun.

The hopes of Spain are carried by Perez, who finished ninth at the Tokyo Olympic games in 1500m race setting the Spanish second fastest time of 4:02.12 in history.

 

Gudaf Tsegay runs the second fastest time in the world

Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay set the 1500m race second-fastest time in history of indoors games at the ORLEN Copernicus Cup which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series, that was held on Tuesday (22) in Torun, Poland.

Tsegay set the World indoor Record of 3:53.09 last year in Lievin and yesterday she set the second fastest time in history of 3:54.77becoming the only person in Indoor games to have two leading times in the world in recent times.

“I did not set a world record, but I am happy with my race. My feelings are really good. I am still 50-50 on whether to go to the World Indoors. The main goal is the World outdoor Championships. I had injury problems at the Olympics last year. I don’t want to make the same mistakes I made last year”, said Tsegay.

Tsegay led 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish in a race that was dominated by her country. She was followed by World U18 champion Lemlem Hailu who crossed the a distant later in a time of 4:02.25 with Freweyni Hailu who finished fourth in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics game closing the first three podium finishes in a time of 4:02.50.

Habitam Alemu and Hirut Meshesha came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 4:02.52 and 4:03.22 respectively.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Winnie Nanyiondo from Uganda and Sara Kuivisto from Finland improved their personal best as they clocked 4:03.54 and 4:06.14 respectively.

Axumawit Embaye runs World Leading time in 3000m in Karlsruhe

The 2014 World Indoor silver medallist Champion, Axumawit Embaye ran the world leading time in1500m race at the 37th edition of the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe which is the first of this season’s seven World Indoor Tour Gold meetings, which was held on Friday, January 28 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The 27 year-old took a very close win as she led a 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish when she cut the tape in in a world-leading time of 4:02.12. She was followed by 2019 African Games champion in 800m Hirut Meshesha who crossed the line just 0.02behind her.

Olympic fourth placer Freweyni Hailu completed the Ethiopian sweep finishing third in a lifetime best of 4:02.66.

LEADING RESULTS
3000M WOMEN

  1. Axumawit Embaye     (ETH) 4:02.12
  2. Freweyni Hailu           (ETH) 4:02.14
  3. Hirut Meshesha          (ETH) 4:02.66

Edinah Jebitok to battle Axumawit Embaye Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe

World U18 bronze medallist, Edinah Jebitok will be the star to watch at the 37th edition of the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe which will be the first of this season’s seven World Indoor Tour Gold meetings, which will be held on Friday, January 28 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jebitok is fresh from winning the Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos in December last year and she will face off with 2014 Commonwealth Games 800m bronze medallist Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda who comes to this race with a superior time 4:06.13 with the latter having a personal best of 4:09.46.

The 20 year-old will also battle the 2014 World Indoor silver medallist Champion, Axumawit Embaye who has the fastest time on paper of 4:02.92 and Freweyni Gebreezibeher who holds a personal best of 4:05.91. Both are from Ethiopia.

Other athletes chasing the mantle include Spain’s Esther Guerrero and Ethiopia’s Hirut Meshesha both holding personal bests of 4:07.47 and 4:09.42 respectively.