Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay Wins Women’s 1500m in Torun
Gudaf Tsegay, the Olympic 5000m bronze medalist, won the women’s 1500 meters in 3:54.77, the second-fastest time in history indoors. Tsegay ran quicker in Liévin last year, breaking the world indoor record with a time of 3:53.09.
Gudaf Tsegay: “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”.
Ethiopia took five of the top ten spots. In 4:02:25, Lemlem Hailu came in second, ahead of Olympic fourth-place finisher Freweyni Hailu (4:02.50), Habitam Alemu (4:02.52), and Hirut Meshesha (4:02.53). (4:03.22). Winnie Nanyiondo of Uganda and Sara Kuivisto of Finland both improved their personal bests, clocking 4:03.54 and 4:06.14, respectively.