Tirunesh Dibaba (photo: Getty Images)

Tirunesh Dibaba (photo: Getty Images)

Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia successfully defended her 3 000m crown at the  in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, romping to an easy victory.

Dibaba powered home around 50 metres clear of her nearest rival, compatriot Meseret Defar, clocking a time of 8min 47.43sec.

Shannon Rowbury of the United States took the bronze.

It was a third consecutive world indoors gold medal for Dibaba, who won the 1 500m crown in 2012 and the 3 000m title two years ago in Sopot, Poland.

Source: AFP

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