Entertainment April 07, 2016 at 01:01 pm

15 Renowned African Athletes Who Broke Records

Adedeji Ademola

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

Adedeji Ademola April 07, 2016 at 01:01 pm

April 07, 2016 at 01:01 pm | Entertainment

Genzebe Dibaba wins Gold at the IAAF World Championships, 1500 metres. Photo credit: Reuters

Genzebe Dibaba wins Gold at the IAAF World Championships, 1500 meters. (Photo: Reuters)

11. Genzebe Dibaba, an Ethiopian middle- and long-range distance runner, is the current world record holder for the women’s 1500 meters, both indoor and outdoor. A proud owner of five world records including the outdoor 1,500 meters mark and indoor records in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters, she is particularly lauded for breaking a 26-year-old record on the women’s 1500 meters indoor mile, running a time of 4:13:31.

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