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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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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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