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Sweden's Aregawi wins women's 1500m title

Sweden's Abeba Aregawi (L) wins the women's 1500 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 15, 2013.

Sweden's Abeba Aregawi (L) wins the women's 1500 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 15, 2013.  (AFP)

Sweden's Ethiopian-born Abeba Aregawi won the women's 1500m title at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday.

Aregawi, who was only cleared to run for Sweden in December 2012, six months after receiving Swedish citizenship, clocked 4min 02.67sec.

American Jennifer Simpson, the defending world champion, took silver in 4:02.99 with Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri claiming bronze (4:03.86).

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