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Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won women's marathon at World Athletics Championships

Dibaba is the first Ethiopian female to win the lung-sapping event at the world championships.

Aug 31, 2015 15:15 IST
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Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia on 30 August 2015 won the women's marathon title at the 2015 World Athletics Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. She is the first Ethiopian female to win the event at the world championships.

The 25-year-old Dibaba captured the title by finishing the race in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds.

In the race, she defeated Helah Kiprop of Kenya, who won the silver medal by completing the marathon in 2 hours 27 minutes and 36 seconds. Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain won bronze medal in this event after completing it in 2 hours 27 minutes and 39 seconds.

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