Kipyegon pushes Hassan to 1500m world lead at Florence Diamond League meet

Kipyegon pushes Hassan to 1500m world lead at Florence Diamond League meet

Kipyegon came home a close second in a Kenyan record time of 3:53.91.

Sifan Hassan edged Faith Kipyegon in Florence/Photo/Sportskeeda

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon, the reigning Olympic champion over 1500m pushed Ethiopian-born Dutch world champion Sifan Hassan to an impressive 3:53.63, a Diamond League meet record and world lead timing over the distance during last evening's event in Florence, Italy.

Kipyegon came home a close second in a Kenyan record time of 3:53.91. Brit Laura Muir was third in 3:55.59 — the second-fastest time of her career and her third 3:55, with Gabriela DeBues-Stafford (4:00.46) of Canada and Winnie Nanyondo (4:00.84) of Uganda rounding out the top five. 

Results
1. Sifan HASSAN  3:53.63
2. Faith KIPYEGON 3:53.91
3. Laura MUIR  3:55.59
4. Gabriela DEBUES-STAFFORD 4:00.46
5. Winnie NANYONDO  4:00.84
6. Eilish MCCOLGAN  4:02.12
7. Elise VANDERELST  4:02.63
8. Lemlem HAILU  4:03.24
9. Esther GUERRERO 4:03.67
10. Katie SNOWDEN 4:03.86
11. Gaia SABBATINI 4:04.23
12. Ciara MAGEEAN 4:04.32
13. Rababe ARAFI  4:04.72
14. Federica DEL BUONO 4:08.58
Aneta LEMIESZ DNF
Solange Andreia PEREIRA  DNF

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