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The Unstoppable Genzebe Dibaba

Even as her hunger grows for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba has already been feasting. Over the course of 2015, she set two world records; captured gold and bronze medals at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s World Championships; and received the honorary title of the IAAF 2015 “World Athlete of the Year.” In February of this year, she also broke the world record for the indoor mile at the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Stockholm. Congratulations, Genzebe! We look forward to much more excitement in Rio this summer.

Genzebe Dibaba extends herself in
Barcelona last July, on the way to earning a personal best and African record time in the 1500-meter race (3:54.11). Only nine days later, Genzebe set the world record in Monaco, besting the previous record that was once considered unbreakable.
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