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Genzebe Dibaba sets new 1500m world record

Genzebe Dibaba sets a new world record for the women's 1500m in Monaco.

Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba has broken the world record in the women's 1500m at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

The 24-year-old recorded a time of 3:50.07 to beat the existing record of 3:50.46 held by China's Qu Yunxia.

Dibaba, who is the sister of three-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Olympic silver medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba, represented Ethiopia in the 2012 Olympics in London.

In July she broke the African record in the 1500m with a time of 3:54.11 in Barcelona.

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