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This Ethiopian Woman Just Shattered A Long-Distance Running Record

Ethiopian runner, Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 2000m ever last night at Spain's Miting International de Catalunya. This is her sixth world record.

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba has yet another record to add to her growing list.


Yesterday, at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in Sabadell, Spain, the long distance runner and three-time world indoor champion, shattered the 2000m record, clocking in at 5:23.75 and completing the race seven seconds faster than the previous record holder, Gabriela Szabo. This is the athlete's sixth world record.

Dibaba breaks records like clock work. Aside from her newly earned title, she also holds the world records for the indoor 1500m (she holds the outdoor record in this category as well), the 3000m and the 5000m. She earned Ethiopia's first Olympic medal in the 1500m race last year in Rio.

Greatness runs in the family too (no pun intended). Her and her sisters pretty much own the middle and long distance running game. Her older sisters Tirunesh and Ejegayehu Dibaba are also record-breaking Olympic champions.

Dibaba turns 26 today, and she's already solidified her position as one of the world's top athletes. It looks like there's literally no slowing her down.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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