Caster Semenya smashes South African 1,500m record in Doha

Caster Semenya put aside the controversy over a planned rule change in athletics regarding hyperandrogenism to win the women’s 1,500 metres in a South African record time at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Semenya crossed the line in what was also a world leading time of three minutes and 59.92 seconds ahead of Nelly Jepkosgei of Kenya and Habitam Alemu of Ethiopia.

The South African has been in the spotlight after the sport’s governing IAAF approved an eligibility rule to limit the…

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