Ethiopian star Girma aims for another record-breaking performance in Lievin


In a much-anticipated return to the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Lievin, France, Ethiopian sensation Lamecha Girma is set to revisit the very track where he shattered the world indoor 3000m record. This remarkable feat, achieved at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting last year, saw Girma clock an astounding 7:23.81, eclipsing Daniel Komen’s previous world record of 7:24.90 set in 1998.

Girma, a multiple world and Olympic 3000m steeplechase medalist, not only broke the indoor record but also went on to redefine the world 3000m steeplechase record in Paris in June, posting an incredible time of 7:52.11. His return to the Arena Stade Couvert in Lievin on February 10 is eagerly awaited by fans and fellow athletes alike, eager to see if he can replicate or even surpass his previous performances.

The race in Lievin comes just six days after Girma competes at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, where he will also take on the 3000m. This back-to-back competitive schedule highlights Girma’s exceptional endurance and commitment to his sport.

This year’s Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais has already announced the participation of other prominent athletes, including USA’s Olympic and world pole vault champion Katie Moon. The event is part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold season, which kicks off in Astana on January 27.

The fields for the men’s and women’s 60m hurdles in Astana have recently been revealed, featuring Britain’s 2018 world indoor champion Andrew Pozzi and a host of international talents such as Cuba’s Roger Iribarne and Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus. The women’s event boasts an equally impressive lineup with USA’s two-time world indoor champion Nia Ali and 2022 world 100m hurdles champion Tobi Amusan.

Girma’s return to Lievin is more than just another race; it’s a revisit to a place of personal triumph and record-breaking achievement. Fans and athletes will be watching closely to see if Girma can once again make history on this renowned track, continuing his legacy as one of the greatest distance runners in the world.

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