It was another remarkable result for the irrepressible Kipyegon in a stunning season in which she has set three world records
Faith Kipyegon with her gold medal on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon produced a devastating last lap to win an unprecedented third world women’s 1,500m title in Budapest on Tuesday.
The double Olympic champion, who previously won world golds in 2017 and last year in Eugene, led from gun to tape in a magisterial display of running. She kicked at the bell for the final lap to outstrip a loaded field to win in 3min 54.87sec.
Ethiopian Diribe Welteji took silver in 3:55.69, with Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands claiming bronze (3:56.00). It was another remarkable result for the irrepressible Kipyegon in a stunning season in which she has set three world records.
She is hailed as the world’s best-ever runner over 1,500m and it is easy to see why. She remains unbeaten over the distance since June 2021. On that occasion at the Florence Diamond League meet she was beaten by Hassan. Kipyegon and Hassan will again face off in the 5,000m on Saturday.
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