(Video) World Athletics: Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba Wins Gold in 1500m

   

World record holder Genzebe Dibaba underlined her superitory this season, securing the 1500m title in Beijing at the World Championships.

Dibaba has been the front runner of track with a world record in the 1500m secured in Monaco earlier this year. Now she adds a world title on top of the world records she has already claimed – the indoor 1500, 3000 and 5000m events.

The peerless Ethiopian runner looked classy and unfazed by the pressure in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in the Chinese capital as he turned up the speed on the second lap to pull clear.

Tracked closest by Faith Kipyegon and Dawit Seyaum, Dibaba turned up the pressure with about half of the race to go and she had enough time to enjoy the moment at the finish line. Dibaba finished with a time of 4min 08.09sec, while Kipyegon took silver with 4:09.96.

Genzebe has carried on the sporting success from her sister Tirunesh who was an Olympic champion. Now, Dibaba’s focus is on making it a 1500-5000 double triumph.
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