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IAAF World Indoor Championships (2nd day): Meseret Defar stopped Russian world record holder

2006-03-12

Meseret Defar won the 3.000 m title for the second time at the World Indoor Championships in Moscow.
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Ethiopian Meseret Defar tampered the home match of Russia's Liliya Shobukhova on the second day of the World Indoor Championships in Moscow. Last month, Shobukhova set a new 3,000 m world record (8:27,86 minutes) at the national indoor championships. But duelling with the 22 year-old 5,000 m Olympic Champion from Ethiopia Shobukhova had no chance. Defar reached the finish after 8:38,80 minutes.


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