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Faith Kipyegon shatters 1500m world record

 Faith Kipyegon celebrates after breaking the World 1500m record.[World AThletics]

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon on Friday shattered the world record in the women’s 1500m after clocking a stunning 3:49.11 at the Golden Gala, the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season, in Florence, Italy.

The two-time Olympic and two-time world champion was already the second-fastest women’s 1500m runner of all time thanks to the 3:50.37 she clocked in Monaco in August last year.

 Faith Kipyegon (center) celebrates breaking the women's 1500m record.[World Athletics]

AT that time, Kipyegon missed the world record of 3:50.07 set by Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba in 2015 by just 0.3.

This time, Kipyegon blew the mark apart, becoming the first woman to break 3:50 in the discipline and taking almost a second off the previous record.

 Faith Kipyegon reacts after crosiing the line in world record time in the women's 1500m.[World Athletics]

Kipyegon had been open about her world record ambition in 2023.

“The record is in my heart and on my mind and I hope this will be a perfect year for me,” she said on the eve of the Golden Gala.

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