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Meseret Defar breaks women's world record in 5,000 meters

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Meseret Defar breaks women's world record in 5,000 meters
Meseret Defar breaks women's world record in 5,000 meters

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia set a new record in the women's 5,000 meters, clocking 14 minutes, 16.63 seconds at the Bislett Games on Friday.

She set the old record of 14:24.53 in New York last year.

It was the 56th world record set at Bislett Stadium since 1924.