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Chepkoech and Dibaba battle to light up Torun indoor meeting

Fresh from setting world 5km record, Beatrice Chepkoech will be aiming to add another title at the third leg of World Athletics Indoor Tour in Torun tomorrow.

The world steeplechase champion Chepkoech won the 3000m at the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of the year in Karlsruhe timing 8:34.21 before dropping to third at the second leg in Lievin and set the world 5km record of 14:43.

She will be returning on track with just three days on from her exploits on the roads of Monaco and will be competing against Genzebe Dibaba, the world indoor record-holder and three-time world indoor champion at the distance.

Dibaba’s last indoor 3000m race was at the 2018 World Indoor Championships, where she went on to complete the distance double by also taking gold in the 1500m. The Ethiopian has raced sparingly in the past 12 months, but she’ll be keen to maintain her indoor winning streak; not counting a disqualification in Dusseldorf in 2012, Dibaba’s last loss in an indoor race came more than 11 years ago.

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