- March 21, 2007 at 12:37 am #6131
Monte-Carlo – Tirunesh Dibaba will have twin targets in her sight this weekend in Mombasa, Kenya at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, 24 March 2007.
Firstly, she will attempt to become the first woman in 15 years since Lynn Jennings' final success in Boston, to achieve a hat-trick of victories. Edith Masai took three consecutive titles (2002, 03, 04) in the short course race which is now no longer contested.
If Dibaba achieves what must be considered a realistic ambition, she will also have accomplished the second of her targets as she will match Ethiopia's best ever women's individual medal haul of three gold by Derartu Tulu, the last achieved in the first year of the new millennium.
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