Faith Kipyegon Shatters Her Own 1,500m World Record

Dominating distance runner Faith Kipyegon smashed her own world record in the women’s 1,500m at the Paris Diamond League.

Clocking an incredible 3:49.04, Kipyegon shaved 0.07 seconds off her previous record set in Florence last year.

This phenomenal feat wasn’t her only world record. Kipyegon also holds the title for the fastest mile run, achieved at the 2023 Monaco Diamond League.

The 30-year-old Kenyan powerhouse is a two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500m and a former world record holder for the 5,000m.

Back home in Kenya, her win sparked national pride. Government officials like CS Kipchumba Murkomen and former Energy CS Charles Keter praised her for inspiring a generation of athletes.

“Faith Kipyegon, your great feat of breaking your own Women’s 1500m world record in Paris is truly motivating. Your dedication and passion power the ambitions of Kenya’s athletes and youth. Keep running and shining!” Raila said.

With the Olympics returning to Paris this year, Kipyegon is a clear favourite to defend her 1,500m title.

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