Kipyegon now sets sights on 1500m world record

Kipyegon now sets sights on 1500m world record

Kipyegon made the declaration upon arrival in Nairobi from Oregon where she obliterated the field to win the gold in a time of 3 minutes 52.96 seconds to reclaim the title she last won in 2017.

Faith Kipyegon celebrates winning the Olympic title in Tokyo in 2021

Fresh from winning the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, Faith Kipyegon has signaled her intention to break the 1500m world record when she takes to the track at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on 10 August 2022.

Kipyegon made the declaration upon arrival in Nairobi from Oregon where she obliterated the field to win the gold in a time of 3 minutes 52.96 seconds to reclaim the title she last won in 2017.

“I am now looking forward to get the World Record and I will work hard and pray to have that strength to achieve it, plus also remain injury free. I can’t promise when but I will work hard, stay mentally strong and focus on it,” said Kipyegon, while addressing the media at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba set the current world record of 3:50.07 at the same meeting in Monaco in 2017.

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