Ethiopian star Lamecha Girma targets World Record in Lievin showdown


Ethiopian middle-distance sensation Lamecha Girma is set to grace the track once again, targeting another remarkable performance at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Trophée EDF in Lievin.

One year after his astounding world indoor 3000m record at the same venue, Girma returns, this time eyeing glory in the scarcely contested 2000m event on Saturday.

Girma’s legacy from last year’s event remains etched in the annals of athletics history. Clocking in at an astonishing 7:23.81, he shattered the longstanding world indoor 3000m record.

Demonstrating his versatility, Girma went on to break the world steeplechase record and the Ethiopian 1500m record, underlining his prowess across various distances.

Kicking off his season with a resounding victory at the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Boston, Girma showcased his dominance once more, setting a meeting record of 7:29.09 over 3000m.

Notably, his 2000m split during the race mirrored his performance when setting the world indoor 3000m record last year.

As Girma gears up for the standalone 2000m race, he’ll be aiming to challenge Kenenisa Bekele’s world indoor best of 4:49.99.

Joining him on the starting line will be fellow Ethiopians Adisu Girma and Melese Nberet, along with formidable competitors such as World University Games 1500m champion Benoit Campion and Olympic 1500m finalist Charles Grethen.

The anticipation for Girma’s performance is palpable, with spectators eagerly awaiting another display of his extraordinary talent on the track. With a field packed with talent, including esteemed compatriots and international stars across various middle-distance events, the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Trophée EDF promises a spectacle of world-class athletics.

As the stage is set and the anticipation builds, all eyes will be on Lamecha Girma as he seeks to etch yet another chapter in his remarkable journey through the world of athletics.

With his unparalleled skill and determination, Girma is poised to captivate audiences once again and leave an indelible mark on the track in Lievin.

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