Faith Kipyegon breaks her World Record to finish off the Paris Diamond League in style

Faith Kipyegon breaks her World Record to finish off the Paris Diamond League in style

Funmilayo Fameso 18:27 - 07.07.2024

Yet another World Record for Faith Kipyegon at the Paris Diamond League.

As it stands, there are three constant things in nature - Death, taxes, and Faith Kipyegon running a new 1500m World Record anytime she steps on the track.

Her latest feat was clocking a blistering new WR of 3:49.04s to win the women's 1500m at the Paris Diamond League, thus smashing her previous record of 3:49.11 and making her the only woman in history to run under the sub-50s twice.

Faith Kiyegon after breaking her WR at the Paris Diamond League

Kipyegon's inspiring performance led Jessica Hull to follow in second place fearlessly and was rewarded with a blistering time of 3:50.83 - an Australian Record, a 5-second personal best, and No.5 on the all-time list.

Hull’s mark is the fastest non-winning time in history, and every athlete in front of her on the all-time list has a global gold medal.

In third place, Laura Muir also raced to a British record and Personal Best (PB) of 3:53.79, with the fourth-eighth place finishers also recording lifetime bests.

"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.

"We just tried, because everything is possible. Jessica (Hull) was really good, I felt that she was behind me and I had to be careful because you never know if something can happen. But I just relaxed and ran my race.

Jessica Hull

"I knew that she is strong because she has broken the area record many times. The crowd was really cheerful, that was why the energy was so strong, it is really pushing us towards the finish line.

"With my injury I was really scared, because I didn’t know if I was going to make it. But I took my time and trusted my team and stayed out of competition for long. I will absolutely do the double in Paris, in the 1500m and 5000m,’ she said.