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I’m the first from Ethiopia getting 1500-meter world record; that is amazing.
– Genzebe Dibaba
I find outdoors easier than indoors, but I am more interested in indoor athletics. I prefer it because it is hotter indoors, and I like the shorter laps.
I’ve worked hard to get here; I would like to thank all the people who helped me.
Everybody expects me to win the gold medal.
It feels so good to be the World Athlete of the Year.
I have been dreaming of an outdoor world record forever. Now I want them all: the 1500, the 5000, even the 800.
I damaged my hamstring at the London Olympics and had to stop training for five months. At times, I thought my career was over.
I train mainly with guys, and they help to push me.
Even when I’m back home, I find the flat parts of the course tougher. Because it’s flat, I feel it more in my knees.
I wanted to train more for the outdoor season than the indoor season, so I changed my training totally.
It’s amazing – 2015 has been a fantastic year for me because of the records I’ve broken and the wins I’ve had.
I had a great season and truly enjoyed competing around the world – from Monaco, where I managed to establish a world record, to Beijing, where I finally captured my first world outdoor title.
An athlete may not know what they’re putting in their body.
Usually, it is not difficult to change from indoors to outdoors.
I want to do just like my sister, if not even better.
The 1500 m. record was considered impossible to break.
My focus in 2016 will be the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, and as preparation for that, I will try to break the world indoor mile record in Stockholm on February 17.
My dream is to get gold medal both in the world championship and the Olympics.
I already have natural speed, which I don’t need to work on, so in training I’ve been working more on my endurance.
I used to win at school, and some teacher said to me, ‘Why don’t you take up running like your sisters?’
Everyone is getting prepared for this, to win the gold medal. I am among them: I want to win the medal.