Faith Kipyegon wins third Diamond League title

Gold medalist Faith Kipyegon, of Kenya, celebrates after the women's 1500-meter run the at the World Athletics Championships on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.(AP)

Kenya’s two-time world and Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon on Thursday evening capped an undefeated season at 1500m by winning a third Diamond League Trophy in Zurich.

After clinching the 2017 and 2021 titles, Kipyegon, who has only raced once since the World Championships held in Oregon - in a world record attempt in Monaco where she only fell short by only 0.3 seconds – fended off a strong challenge in her title defence.

Kipyegon clocked 4.00.44 to emerge champion ahead of Mageean from Ireland and the Ethiopian duo of Hailu and Wel Teji who finished third and fourth respectively.

In the men’s 1500m, Timothy Cheruiyot lost his Diamond title to Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigsten who clocked a world-leading time of 3.29.02 to win.

Cheruiyot clocked to finish the second 3.30.27.

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