Diamond League: Gudaf Tsegay gets season off in style

By Abuu Watara

Ethiopian middle and long distance runner – Gudaf Tsegay Desta kicked off to a brilliant start of the season in China, winning the women’s 1500m at the 2024 Diamond League in Xiamen on Saturday.

Gudaf Tsegay produced the third-fastest time in the history of the women’s 1500m. Her run of 3:50.30 sits only behind Faith Kipyegon’s world record of 3:49.11 and Genzebe Dibaba’s 3:50.07 on the all-time lists.

The reigning 10,000m world champion and 5000m world record-holder led home an Ethiopian clean sweep of the top three places, with teenager Birke Haylom clocking a PB of 3:53.22 in second and Worknesh Mesele coming third with 3:57.61.


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