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World championships: Genzebe Dibaba dominates to win 1,500 metres gold

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba stormed to a dominant victory in the 1,500 metres at the world championships on Tuesday to claim her maiden major global title outdoors.

World championships: Genzebe Dibaba dominates to win 1,500 metres gold

Beijing: Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba stormed to a dominant victory in the 1,500 metres at the world championships on Tuesday to claim her maiden major global title outdoors.

The 24-year-old world record holder, indoor world champion in 2012, tired of a tactical race and hit the front with two laps to go, outpacing the field over the final 800 metres to win in four minutes 08.09 seconds.

Dibaba, sister of three-times Olympic champion Tirunesh and cousin of twice Olympic champion Derartu Tulu, was followed across the line by Kenya`s Faith Kipyegon, who won silver in 4.08.96.

Sifan Hassan took bronze for the Netherlands in 4.09.34. 

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