Women's 5000m

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record: Meseret Defar, Ethiopia, 14:16:63

Venue: National Stadium

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins gold medal in women’s 5000m

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the women’s 5000 meters at the Beijing Olympics adding to her gold she won in the 10,000.
Elvan Abeylegesse won the silver medal and Meseret Defar also from Ethiopia won the bronze.

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