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NewsDiribe Welteji brings silver for Ethiopia in 1500m showdown

Diribe Welteji brings silver for Ethiopia in 1500m showdown

Diribe Welteji of Ethiopia took the silver medal in the women’s 1500m at the World Athletics Championships.

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon added to a dream year that’s already included three world records by becoming the first woman to win three world 1500m titles.

Kipyegon, who broke world records in the 1500m and 5000m this season, paced the race and pulled away in the last 200 meters.

She clocked 3 minutes, 54.87 seconds, comfortably ahead of Diribie by 82 hundredths. Sifan Hassan took bronze, just as she did at the Olympics.

Kipyegon is undefeated at 1500m for four years and will later this week bid to become the first woman to sweep the 1500m and 5000m at one worlds.

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