Faith Kipyegon breaks own 1500m World Record at Paris Diamond League

She eclipsed her previous record by 0.07sec to post a time of 3:49:04 at Stade Charlety.

In Summary
  • Kipyegon set the new record by clocking a time of 3:49:04 at Stade Charlety.

  • She eclipsed her previous record by 0.07sec set in Florence in June 2023.

Faith Kipyegon smiles after shuttering her own World Record by 0.07sec in the women's 1,500m at the Paris Diamond League on July 7, 2024.
Faith Kipyegon smiles after shuttering her own World Record by 0.07sec in the women's 1,500m at the Paris Diamond League on July 7, 2024.
Image: DIAMOND LEAGUE

World 1,500m and Mile record holder Faith Kipyegon has broken her own World Record in the 1500m at the Paris Diamond League.

Kipyegon set the new record by clocking a time of 3:49:04 at Stade Charlety led out by two pacemakers.

She eclipsed her previous record by 0.07sec set in Florence in June 2023.

Australian Jessica Hull came second with the fifth fastest 1500m time in history clocking 3:50:83.

The news was received warmly in Kenya with Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen commending her stunning performance.

"Unstoppable! What an incredible run! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon on your stunning performance at the Paris Diamond League. By breaking your previous World Record in the women's 1500m race with a phenomenal time of 3:49.04, you have flown Kenya's flag high and we are immensely proud of you. Your grit and talent continue to inspire us all," he said.

Raila said: "Faith Kipyegon, your great feat of breaking your own Women's 1500m world record in Paris is truly motivating. Your dedication and passion power the ambitions of Kenya's athletes and youth. Keep running and shining!"

Former Energy CS Charles Keter also congratulated Kipyegon for the outstanding performance.

"Congratulations for continuously inspiring the next generation of athletes to achieve and even exceed their dreams! Kenya is proud of you," he said.

Kipyegon is also the holder of the women's mile World Record set during the Monaco Diamond League in 2023.

She clocked 4:07.64 in the mile, destroying Ethiopia's Sifan Hassan's four-year-old record of 4:12.33.

Kipyegon, 30, is also the former world record holder for the 5,000 metres. 

She is also double Olympic 1500m champion and will return to Paris for the Olympics Games later this year where she is one of the hot favourites.

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