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Ethiopian Defar reclaims world 5,000m title

Meseret Defar (right) on her way to victory in the women's 5000m final in Moscow on Saturday. Ethiopian Meseret Defar reclaimed the women's 5,000m title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

Meseret Defar (right) on her way to victory in the women's 5000m final in Moscow on Saturday. Ethiopian Meseret Defar reclaimed the women's 5,000m title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.  (AFP)

Ethiopian Meseret Defar reclaimed the women's 5,000m title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

Defar, who previously won gold in the 2007 worlds in Osaka, timed 14min 50.19sec, with Kenyan Mercy Cherono claiming silver (14:51.22) and another Ethiopian, Almaz Ayana, taking bronze (14:51.33).

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