Akele wrote:the ethiopian federation should let her run the 5k as well, its stupid to deny her. the 10 k is the only race they are allowing her this year. its sick as far as i am concerned, let her run the 5 k so she blow the kenyans away again
It looks like they had a change of heart according to the following report,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ol ... story.html
Even though she is only 26, Tirunesh Dibaba can complete a second straight Olympic long-distance double if she win’s next week’s 5,000-meter title, a week after she became the first back-to-back 10,000 champion on Friday.
She had a shin injury last year, that may be why they didn't want her to take the risk, now that she showed how well she can perform, they probably want her to go for the 5000 too.