• Thursday, 01 December 2022
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Finally, gold! Faith Kipyegon reclaims the world 1500m title.

Finally, gold! Faith Kipyegon reclaims the world 1500m title.

Faith Kipyegon of Kenya won her second World Athletics Championship 1500m title on Tuesday, giving the country its first gold medal at the event.

 

Kipyegon, who previously won the world gold medal in the distance in 2017 as well as two silver medals in 2015 and 2019, dominated the race from start to finish, clocking a time of 3min 52.96sec.

"I am elated to have reclaimed the title today because I had to work very hard for it. The competition was fierce, but I had prepared thoroughly for the fight "Kipyegon stated following her victory.

 

During the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships, she lost the world title to Dutch Sifan Hassan.

Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay won silver in 3:54.52, while Britain's Laura took bronze in3:55:28.

Kipyegon began her season with a second-place finish in the 3,000m during the Doha Diamond League series, which she used to build up endurance.

 With the win in Oregon, she now has four global outdoor championship gold medals.

 She is the only Kenyan woman to have won the world title in the metric mile race, and the second Kenyan, after Jebet Lagat, to have won the Olympic title in Beijing in 2008.

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