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5000 metres women World Championships 2014 Odds

Who wins 5000 metres women?

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5000m events or also known as five-k is one of the hardest events in the women’s track event program. Aside from speed, tactics and physical endurance plays a big role and is often one of the most decisive factors in the race. The record for the 5000m women events is broken relatively soon, as great Tirunesh Dibaba ran the distance for 14:11:15 in 2008. For the 2013 event, we have two favorites for the discipline, which will most likely battle it out for the gold.

Exactly Tirunesh Dibaba is the number one favorite for another world championship medal. She is the current Olympic bronze medalist winner, but mostly because she decided to focus on the 10,000m distance, where is also competes. As we previously mentioned, she is the current record holder and probably one of the most successful athlete in this discipline in the last decade or so. With 14:23:68 she holds the best time in the ongoing season and she regularly competes in the Diamond league meetings. Competitive form is not something she lacks off, so she might be up for the medal this time. She did not enjoy world championship success since 2007, but we believe that it is time for her to return on top.

Meseret Defer is another Ethiopian runner that specializes in the 5000m race. She is the current Olympic gold winner and also can be considered as favorite for the upcoming world championship. Her time of 14:12:88 is the second best of all time, which she ran in 2008.  In 2013, she did not compete a lot and her best time is 14:26:90, which she recorded in the Diamond league meeting in Oslo. It is obvious that she will have only opponent in Dibaba and with good preparation she has a chance of reaching the world championship throne ahead of her Ethiopian friend.


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