8X World Champion Dibaba Set for Reebok Boston Indoor Games




2-time Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh

set for return to Reebok Boston
Indoor Games

BOSTON (Jan. 8, 2009) –Tirunesh Dibaba, the only
woman in track and field to win two

gold medals in Beijing, will top the roster of international
athletes set for the 2009 Reebok

Boston Indoor Games on Feb. 7, organizers announced
today. Tickets for the 14th annual

Olympic-style event are on sale now at  www.BostonIndoorGames.com or by
calling 1-877-



Dibaba, the 2008 double Olympic Champion at 5000 and 10,000
meters, is a fan favorite at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, having twice broken the
World Record for 5000 meters

indoors here at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
The Ethiopian superstar, who last

summer added the World Record for 5000 meters outdoors to her
resume, is also an eight-time

World Champion in track and cross-country.


In the aftermath of her standout 2008 campaign, 
Dibaba’s 5000-meter World Record at the

Bislett Games in Oslo was cited as the women’s Performance of
the Year by track-and-field’s

world governing body, the IAAF, and Dibaba was named Track
& Field News

Woman of the Year. At the age of 23, she is on her way to
becoming the best female distance

runner in history.


She joins three 2008 Olympic medalists previously announced:
Steve Hooker of Australia

(gold, pole vault); American Jenn Stuczynski (silver,
pole vault); and Nick Willis of New

Zealand (bronze, 1500 meters).


Since the Reebok Boston Indoor Games began in 1996,
more than 100 Olympic and World

Championship medalists have competed in the event, which has
also played host to six World

Records and nine American Records. Sponsored by Reebok
International Ltd
., with its world

headquarters in Canton, Mass., the event is owned and
produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., an athlete-representation and events firm based in
Boston. More athletes for the 2009 event will be announced soon.

The 14th-annual Reebok
Boston Indoor Games
, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa

Championship Series, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont St. Information is
now available on-line at

www.BostonIndoorGames.com, and
tickets are available on-line or by calling

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