Mare Dibaba wins women's marathon at World Athletics Championships in Beijing
Q. Who has won the women's marathon at World Athletics Championships in Beijing?- Published on 02 Aug 15
a. Mare Dibaba
b. Novlene Williams
c. Francena McCorory
d. Asbel Kiprop
ANSWER: Mare Dibaba
Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won the women's marathon at the world athletics championships after a thrilling sprint finish in Beijing. The 25-year-old Dibaba out-kicked Kenya's Helah Kiprop to win the grueling event by just one second, crossing the finish line in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Ethiopia has a long and proud tradition in marathon running but Dibaba was the first Ethiopian female to win the lung-sapping event at the world championships.