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Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba breaks 26-year-old world indoor mile record

Dibaba clocked 4:13.31 to break the previous record of 4:17.31 set by Doina Melinte 26 years ago.

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News 18 Feb 2016, 11:03 IST
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Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia celebrates winning the women's 1500 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia celebrates winning the women's 1500 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba powered to a world indoor mile record on Wednesday, clocking 4:13.31 to eclipse the time of 4:17.14 set 26 years ago by Romanian Doina Melinte, at the Globan Galan meeting in Sweden.

It is the third time Dibaba, 25, has broken a world record in Stockholm, having previously set new marks for the 3,000 and 5,000 metres at the Ericsson Globe Arena in the Swedish capital.

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