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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.

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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