ANKARA – Ethiopian world champion Gudaf Tsegay on Sunday broke the women's 5,000 meters world record in a Eugene Diamond League competition in US.

"WORLD RECORD. Gudaf Tsegay smashes Faith Kipyegon's 5000m world record with 14:00.21 to become Diamond League champion," World Athletics said on X.

Tsegay, 26, smashed Kenyan Kipyegon's record set in June during the Paris Diamond League.

Kipyegon, 29, Olympic gold medalist in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 games, clocked 14 minutes and 05.20 seconds to be the previous record holder in women's 5000-meter. (Anadolu)