Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba wins women’s marathon at World Athletics Championships

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China.

She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze medal in this event.

With this victory, Dibaba became first Ethiopian female to win the marathon event at the world championships.

Women’s world 4×400 metres relay

Jamaica has won the gold medal in the women’s world 4×400 metres relay event of World Athletics Championships 2015.

Jamaican team comprising of Novlene Williams-Mills (Anchor leg), Christine Day, Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson clocked 3 minutes, 19.13 seconds to win the race.

United States (clocking 3:19.44) won the silver medal in this event and Britain (3:23.62) won the bronze medal.

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