“Records are there to be broken” Kipyegon makes 4th stab in less than a year

Faith Kipyegon smashed the women’s 1500m world record at the Paris Diamond League last evening by clocking 3 minutes 49 to clinch first place, ahead of Australia’s Jessica Hull

Kipyegon, the girl on a mission, broke her fourth record in just less than a year and still has eyes for more, when she will be representing the country in the women’s 5000m at this month’s Paris Games.

Australia’s Jessica Hull timed a personal best of 3:50.83 to finish second, while Great Britain’s Laura Muir clocked a personal best of 3:53.79 to take the third spot.

“It feels amazing to break the world rcord. I am in the right direction towards the Paris Olympics. I have come from far because of the injury and recovering. After the trials I knew that I was in world record shape, I have run the quickest time in Kenya with the altitude. It showed me that I was capable of breaking the world record again,” the world 5000m champion said.

Kipyegon began her season in dominant fashion at the Olympic trials, effortlessly qualifying for the Games with a blistering 3:53.98 at the high-altitude Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.

At 30 years, Kipyegon returns to Paris as one of the top contenders for Olympic gold. She is already a double Olympic champion in the 1,500m and holds three world titles in the same event.

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