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Aregawi cruises to European indoor gold in 1,500

Updated: March 2, 2013, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

GOTEBORG, Sweden -- Abeba Aregawi won the women's 1,500 meters by nearly half a lap at the European indoor championships Saturday, just three months after switching nationality to host country Sweden.

Aregawi, who was fifth in the distance at the London Olympics when competing for her native Ethiopia, finished in 4 minutes, 4.47 seconds. That was nearly 10 seconds ahead of a tight trailing group led by Isabel Macias of Spain. Katarzyna Broniatowska of Poland won bronze.

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