Meseret Defar runs 14:24.53 5,000m WR in New York Welcome! › Forums › Running Forum › Meseret Defar runs 14:24.53 5,000m WR in New York This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Ryan 11 years, 11 months ago. Author Posts June 4, 2006 at 1:57 am #5256 RyanKeymaster NEW YORK — Meseret Defar of Ethiopia set the world record in the women's 5,000 meters in 14 minutes, 24.53 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix on Saturday. Defar easily outpaced the field to break the mark of 14:24.68, set by Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse in 2004. Workitu Ayanu of Ethiopia was second to Defar in 14:50.51. ESPN.com article Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.