Mile News Tagged Genzebe Dibaba


Preview: Women’s 1500m - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 03, 2017

U.S. champion and 2011 world champion Jenny Simpson cannot be ruled out as she is a fierce racer and has a fine record at major championships.

By Emily Moss, IAAF

With six women having run faster than four minutes in 2017, the 1500m could prove to be one of the most competitive events of the...

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Shannon Rowbury, living and breathing the Olympic dream, eyes 4th Team USA berth

February 21, 2017

"You can't change the past but you can try to affect a better future..."

By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun

Half a second - it's about the time it takes for an eye to blink, or for Steph Curry, the fastest shooter in the NBA, to release a jump shot. It's also the length of time by which Shannon...

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Dibaba Breaks African Mile Record in Rovereto

September 07, 2016

Indoor Mile world record holder clocks second fastest women's outdoor time ever in season ending race; Alexa Efraimson shatters outdoor U.S. Junior Mile record

By Diego Sampaolo, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba grabbed the headlines at the Palio della Quercia meeting in Rovereto, Italy after recording...

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Women’s 1500: Kipyegon Upsets Dibaba, Jenny Simpson Wins Bronze in Rio

August 16, 2016

The world record holder was overtaken with 200 meters to go by this year’s fastest woman. Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

By Scott Douglas, Runner's World

In the first real upset in a middle-distance or distance final of these Games, Kenya’s...

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Dibaba eyes third indoor world record in Stockholm

February 16, 2016

Longest standing Mile WR, 4:17.14 by Romania’s Doina Melinte (1990), in jeopardy from 1500m world record holder

By Mike Rowbottom, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba returns to the Globen Galan on Wednesday (Feb 17) in search of a third consecutive world indoor record there in what will be her only IAAF...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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Women’s 1500m Final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing

August 25, 2015

Dibaba wins Ethiopia’s first ever gold in the 1500m; becomes first woman to concurrently hold world indoor and outdoor records and world indoor and outdoor titles; Shannon Rowbury 7th, top U.S. in metric Mile

From IAAF

It took little more than 4 minutes for Genzebe Dibaba to run the full...

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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?

From LetsRun.com

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...

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Genzebe Dibaba Reportedly Will Double at IAAF World Championships

July 28, 2015

Completing the 1500m and 5000m double would mean a total of five races spread between just nine days, with three rounds in the 1500 and two in the 5000m.

By Lincoln Shryack, FloTrack

Just one week after the Ethiopian Athletics Federation announced that 1500m World record holder Genzebe Dibaba...

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What are the human limits to the 1500 and Mile?

July 24, 2015

The women’s 1500m record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?

By Emma Zehner, Slate

Last week Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 1500m of any woman in history. What makes this feat even more extraordinary is that the record Dibaba broke was nearly 22...

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