Dibaba dominates World Championships

Genzebe Dibaba celebrates winning gold in the Women's 1500 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships 2015. Photo: Getty Images

World record holder Genzebe Dibaba took the lead with 800 metres remaining in the 1500m at the World Championships in Beijing on Tuesday, capturing the gold medal in 4:08.09.
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya battled Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands in the stretch and took the silver in 4:08.96 to Hassan’s 4:09.34.

Dibaba, whose world record is 3:50.07, was patient through a slow beginning but covered the third lap in 57.24 and the final lap in 59.40.

World record holder David Rudisha of Kenya led the men’s 800m from the start and regained the world title he first won in 2011. Rudisha led the field through a slow opening lap of 54.15, then refused to let anyone pass him as he picked up the pace on the second lap to finish in 1:45.84.

Adam Kszczot of Poland was second in 1:46.08, and Amel Tuka of Bosnia and Herzegovina won the bronze in 1:46.30.