Francine Niyonsaba in Burundi set a new world record of 2,000 meters at the Continental Tour Gold Meeting in Zagreb.
Her time of 5 minutes 21.56 seconds was 2 seconds faster than the record set by Genzebe Dibaba indoors in 2017.
Niyonsaba, who won the Olympic silver medal over 800m in the world, is one of several athletes who are banned from competing between 400m and 1500m due to the naturally high level of testosterone.
28 years old says she has We continued to compete to “inspire others.”
Niyonsaba is one of the many athletes whose events have been forced to change by the 2019 ruling by governing World Athletics, but she excels at long distances.
Her world record broke the outdoor record set by Sonia O’Sullivan of Ireland in 1994, but came a week after claiming a victory of over 5,000 meters at the Diamond League conference in Zurich.
At the Tokyo Olympics, he finished fifth in the 10,000m final, but was disqualified from the 5,000m heat due to a lane violation.
At the end of summer, she became the fifth fastest woman in history, over 3,000 meters.
The 2,000m has never been held at the Olympics or World Championships, but is frequently featured in athletics.
Morocco’s Hisham El Guerrouj set a men’s world record in 1999.
Francine Niyonsaba: Burundi runners set a new 2,000m world record in Zagreb
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