• Ethiopian Mare Dibaba wins women's marathon gold

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Mare Dibaba won the first women's marathon gold for Ethiopia at the 15th  world athletics championships on Sunday, Aug 29.

 

Entering the Beijing Olympic stadium Dibaba in a sprint finish held off Kenya's Helah Kiprop to the world championships title.

Dibaba crossed the line in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 35 seconds just one second ahead of Kiprop. Bahrain's Eunice Kirwa won the bronze medal finishing after 2:27:39.

 The two time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat after dropping back from a lead pack 1km to the finish settled in 5th place.

Full women's marathon results here.

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