Faith Kipyegon Sets New World Lead at Doha Diamond League

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon opened her 2023 season in style, winning the 1500m event in a new world lead time at the Doha Diamond League on Friday, 4 May. Photo: World Athletics (Twitter)

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon opened her 2023 season in style, winning the 1500m event in a new world lead time at the Doha Diamond League on Friday, 4 May.

Kipyegon crossed the finish line in 3:58:57, ahead of Ethiopian duo Welteji Diribe in 3:59;34 and Hailu Freweyni in 4:00;29.

The world record currently stands at 3:50:07, set by Genzebe Dibaba. Kipyegon came close to breaking the record at the Monaco Diamond League in 2022, when she ran 3:50:37.

  

Photo 1 Caption: Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon opened her 2023 season in style, winning the 1500m event in a new world lead time at the Doha Diamond League on Friday, 4 May. Photo: World Athletics (Twitter)

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