Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba marks return after having a baby
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba will return to action for the first time since 2014 at the Great Manchester Run on May 22 in Great Britain, organizers announced.
Dibaba took a break to give birth to her first son in March 2015.
She has not raced on the track since August 2013. The 10K road race will be tune-up before she spikes up on the track.
Dibaba is expected to make a run for a third gold medal at 10,000 meters in Rio de Janeiro, which no athlete has ever accomplished. She may be contested by her younger sister, Genzebe, who set the world record at 1,500 meters and won gold at last year's world championships. Genzebe Dibaba was named the IAAF Athlete of the Year and is hoping to make her 10,000 meter debut in the spring.
Tirunesh Dibaba has never lost in her 11 career races at 10,000 meters. She holds the world record of 14:11.15 for 5,000 meters and has nine world titles to go along with her Olympic success from Beijing and London.
- Chris Chavez