Genzebe Dibaba’s after Smashing the 1500m World Record
Genzebe Dibaba Keneni is an Ethiopian middle and long-distance runner. She is the sister of three-times Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Olympic silver medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba, and the cousin of former Olympic champion Derartu Tulu.
Genzebe is the current world record holder in the women’s 1500 metres, breaking the 22-year-old world record of 3:50.46 by Qu Yunxia of China, a mark that until this year had been considered invincible.running 3:50.07 at the Herculis meet in Monaco on July 17, 2015.
She was the 2012 World Indoor Champion for the 1500 m and holds the World record for the distance, and is the reigning 2014 World Indoor Champion and World Indoor Record Holder in the 3000 m. She represented Ethiopia at the 2012 Summer Olympicsand has twice competed at the World Championships in Athletics (2009 and 2011). She was highly successful as a junior (under-20) athlete, having won two junior world cross country titles and one world junior 5000 m gold medal.