Genzebe Dibaba (photo: IAAF.org)

London– In what could simply be described as the worst performance of her athletic career, Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia finished dead last in today’s women 1500m race at the IAAF World Championships here today.

Dibaba is the current world record holder for the 1500 m (both indoor and outdoor), the indoor 2000 m, the indoor 3000 m, the indoor 5000 m, the indoor mile, and the indoor two mile.

Although it was obvious that she  struggled in the qualifying round, no one expected her to do this poorly in the final race. 

Women 1500m Final results:

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 4082 Faith Chepngetich KIPYEGON KENKEN 4:02.59
2 4370 Jennifer SIMPSON USAUSA 4:02.76
3 4209 Caster SEMENYA RSARSA 4:02.90
4 3900 Laura MUIR GBRGBR 4:02.97
5 4127 Sifan HASSAN NEDNED 4:03.34
6 3920 Laura WEIGHTMAN GBRGBR 4:04.11
7 4166 Angelika CICHOCKA POLPOL 4:04.16
8 4108 Rababe ARAFI MARMAR 4:04.35
9 4241 Meraf BAHTA SWESWE 4:04.76
10 4107 Malika AKKAOUI MARMAR 4:05.87
11 3939 Hanna KLEIN GERGER 4:06.22
12 3841 Genzebe DIBABA ETHETH 4:06.72

 

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