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Abeba Aregawi wins the women’s 1,500 at worlds

August 15, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — Abeba Aregawi of Sweden won the women’s 1,500 meters at the world championships Thursday, beating defending champion Jenny Simpson of the United States.

Aregawi took over from Simpson with 300 meters to go and kept ahead to finish in 4 minutes, 2.67 seconds, holding an edge of .32 seconds over Simpson.

Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya took bronze in 4:03.86.

Mary Cain of the United States, at 17 the youngest woman ever to make the 1,500 final, finished 10th of 12 in the race.