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2015 IAAF World Championships Preview: Women’s 1500

August 18, 2015

Can Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury somehow take down Genzebe Dibaba?


What a race. This race has it all.

The returning champ.

The European champ who has run 3:56.05.

Two historically fast Americans.

And, oh yeah, the world record holder.

The women’s 1500 at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing is one of the most intriguing races of the meet, and though Abeba Aregawi, Sifan Hassan, Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson deserve their dues, Genzebe Dibaba is the woman who will dominate the headlines and rightly so. A little over a month ago, Dibaba seemed locked into running only the 5000 at the World Championships. No one was thinking about 3:54, yet alone 3:50.07 and a world record.

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Tags: shannon rowbury (66) , jenny simpson (151) , iaaf world championships (18) , genzebe dibaba (14)

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