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Faith Kipyegon breaks own 1500m World Record at Paris Diamond League

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Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon poses after beating the world record in the women’s 1500m on July 7, 2024

  • Kipyegon set the new record by clocking a time of 3:49:04 at Stade Charlety.
  • She eclipsed her previous record by 0.07sec set in Florence in June 2023.

    PARIS — Faith Kipyegon of Kenya broke her own world record in the women’s 1,500 meters at the Diamond League track and field meeting in Paris on Sunday.

    Kipyegon finished in 3:49.04, surpassing her record of 3:49.11, which was set in Italy last year.

    The 30-year-old Kipyegon is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1,500, having won in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021, and a four-time World Champion.

    The news was received warmly in Kenya with Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen commending her stunning performance.

    “Unstoppable! What an incredible run! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon on your stunning performance at the Paris Diamond League. By breaking your previous World Record in the women’s 1500m race with a phenomenal time of 3:49.04, you have flown Kenya’s flag high and we are immensely proud of you. Your grit and talent continue to inspire us all,” he said.

    Raila said: “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!”

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