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Semenya breaks the 800m record in Doha Diamond League

The Rio Olympic 800 gold medallist Caster Semenya broke the women’s 800m record with 1:56.61 run at the IAAF Doha Diamond League on Friday.

Caster Semenya defeated 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba at the Diamond League opener in Doha.

Semenya won in 1:56.61 as Rio bronze medallist Margaret Wambui was the only woman anywhere close to her, taking second in 1:57.03. Genzebe Dibaba ended up fifth in 1:59.37.

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