Print Edition - 2017-06-04  |  Sports Digest

Diriba claims 3000m in Boston

- AFP, BOSTON

Jun 4, 2017-

Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba won the women’s 3,000 metres at the Boost Boston Games track and field meeting on Friday night with a winning time of eight minutes, 45.44 seconds. Diriba, who placed fifth in the 5,000m at the 2013 Moscow World Championship, shattered Rosemary Wanjiru’s previous fastest time of 2017 by six seconds. Wanjiru set her time of 8:51.61 in Tokyo in April. Diriba edged runner-up Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui who finished in 8:45.94. Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase was well back in third at 8:58.88. 

Published: 04-06-2017 09:05

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