I am not leaving the tracks: Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba
10.000m Olympic gold medalist, Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba has said she is relishing the challenge running the 5000 and 10.000m at next year’s world athletics Championships.
With speculation rife that the Ethiopian will focus more on road racing rather than the tracks, Dibaba confirmed at a press briefing last week in Barcelona that she will be on the tracks next year.
“I am not leaving the track and at the next World Championships I’ll run a 10,000m. I will try the Marathon, but I will not leave the track completely,” Dibaba told a press conference.
The Ethiopian did not also understand why she was overlooked for the IAAF top prize in the ladies’ category.
“I was hoping to win after taking the 5000m and 10,000m in Beijing and I went to Monaco confident I would be elected. I never understood how after winning two special gold medals that they selected somebody else,” she said.