By the will of their national federation, the Ethiopians ladies Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba were carefully avoided during the World championships of Moscow. In the interest of the Ethiopian athletics, as the “enemy sisters” of the high plateaus respectively won the gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000.
But on Thursday in Zurich, they will not cross over 5000m for a world title but for a jackpot of $ 50,000. (40,000 for the win in Diamond League and 10,000 for the victory in the race).
“This could be a tactical race (Thursday night),” argued Defar, at a press conference. A race without full speed would do this terrible finisher, especially that “this will be my fourth race in two weeks,” she said.