Even through the early laps of the women’s 3000m final, there was an overwhelming sense of inevitability about the result. Once again, it all went to script for Genzebe Dibaba, as it has so many times in recent years.
The Ethiopian cruised to victory and her third world indoor title, unchallenged, in 8:47.43 ahead of teammate Meseret Defar (8:54.26) and Shannon Rowbury (8:55.55).
Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha held on in the final lap to win the men’s 3,000 meter at the 2016 World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center. Kejelcha finished with a time of 7:57.21.