Dibaba Sets 1500m World Indoor Record

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The 23 year old Ethiopian middle-distance star, Genzebe Dibaba, set a new women's world indoor 1500m record of 3:55.17 on Saturday at the International Indoor Meeting Weltklasse Karlsruhe.

Dibaba's pace setter, Sonja Roman  of Slovania paced Dibaba through the 800m (2:09.0) 0- more of a sub 4 min pace. Dibaba then took the lead and went through the1200m marking 3:10.5. It was then Dibaba against the clock;

Dibaba surged last 300m in 44.5 seconds shattering the previous world indoor record.



1 DIBABA, Genzebe ETH WR  3:55.17 
2 CICHOCKA, Angelika POL  4:08.15 
3 EMBAYE, Axumawit ETH PB  4:08.88 
4 MAGNANI, Margherita ITA PB  4:09.27 
5 BRONIATOWSKA, Katarzyna POL PB  4:11.42 
6 MACIAS, Isabel ESP  4:12.06 
7 CLAUDE-BOXBERGER, Ophelie FRA PB  4:13.23 
8 KOBELEVA, Elena RUS PB  4:13.42 

ROMAN, Sonja SLO   Pace DNF
400m Roman, Sonja (SLO) 01:02.4
800 Roman, Sonja (SLO) 02:09.0
1200 Dibaba, Genzebe (ETH) 03:10.5
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