The world indoor silver medallist, Seyaum Dawit took the top honors at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour gold level series that was held on Friday (19) at the Utilita Arena – Birmingham.
Seyaum took charge of the race after the pacer drop off and she never looked back but increased her pace leaving Ireland’s Sarah Healy gasping for breath as she crossed the line in a new personal best of 4:04.35.
Healy came home in second place in a personal best of 4:06.94 with Australia’s Linden Hall finished in third place also with a personal best of 4:07.36.
Amy Markovic and Erin Wallace both from Great Britain finished in fourth and fifth with personal best of 4:08.68 and 4:08.90 respectively.
The world indoor silver medallist, Seyaum Dawit clocked the fourth fastest time history in 3000m race at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais that was held on Thursday (17) in Lievin, France.
Seyaum pulled away from Eygayehu Taye and Fantu Worku in the final lap to lead an Ethiopian 1-2-3 podium finish as she carried the title in a time of 8:23.24 which is also the French indoor all-comers record.
“I am happy with my race. I am a little surprised but I liked the track. It was good”, Said Seyaum.
Taye finished second with a new personal best of 8.26.77 with Fantu Worku completing the podium three finishes in 8:38.15.
Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet finished in fourth in 8:41.92 with Emily Chepkemoi finishing last in 9:10.73
World Indoor silver medallist Champion Dawit Seyaum proved a nut too hard to break as she trounced the 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet at the 65th edition of Campaccio that was held on Thursday (6) in in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy.
Seyaum ran away with her second consecutive win on Italian soil six days after claiming the victory at the 5 km Boclassic road race on New Year’s Eve, where she set the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.
Seyaum, Rahel Daniel Ghebreyohannes and Chebet broke away from the rest of the field with 500 metres The 26 years-old launched her final sprint with 300 metres to go to cut the tape in 18:48 beating Ghebreyohannes by just one second in a close race.
Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 18:51 to finish in top three at this season’s World Cross Country Tour after finishing second to Ghebreyohannes in Atapuerca and third in Seville.
Ethiopia’s Fantaye Belayneh finished and her compatriot Eisa Medina came home in fourth and fifth in 18:56 and 19:05 respectively.
Reigning 5000m European under 23champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy was the top Italian runner in sixth place in 19:06 sharing the same time as Klara Lukan from Slovenia.