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Faith Kipyegon breaks her 1500m World record at Paris Diamond League

Kenya's two-time Olympic gold medalist Faith Kipyegon broke her 1500m World record at the Paris Diamond League 2024 on Sunday. Kipyegon finished in 3:49.04, surpassing her record of 3:49.11.

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Faith Kipyegon wins the 1500m in Paris (© Christel Saneh)

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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon broke her 1500m World record at the Paris Diamond League 2024 on Sunday. Making a comeback to the track after her record-breaking run in 5000m last year, Kipyegon broke her own world 1500m record in the final race of the evening in Paris.

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Kipyegon pacer run very well

Kipyegon ran the first 800m a tad slow in 2:04. However, the two-time Olympic gold medalist increased her pace and ran the third lap 60.8 seconds. In the last lap, she changed her gear to go past Australia’s Jess Hull to be the clear winner with a timing of 3:49.04. She improved her own record by 0.07, which she had set last year in Florence.

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Hull finished second with an Oceanian record of 3:50.83, while Laura Muir was third in a British record of 3:53.79.

“I knew the world record was possible because I recently ran very fast in Kenya,” Kipyegon told World Athletics. “I was coming here to just run my race and to see what shape I’m in to defend my title at the Olympics,” she added.

 

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