Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba sets world record in women’s 1500 meters

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By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press

MONACO (AP) — Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba powered down the home straight to set a world record in the women’s 1,500 meters at a Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday.

Dibaba collapsed to the ground in apparent disbelief after crossing the line in 3 minutes, 50.07 seconds — eclipsing the long-standing mark of 3:50.46 set by China’s Qu Yunxia in 1993.

Roared on by a cheering crowd on a warm night at …read more

Via:: The Grio