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.
Clear daylight between Faith Kipyegon and the rest of the field as she charges to her third #DiamondLeague title in the 1500m. #ZurichDL??#DLFinal?
? @matthewquine pic.twitter.com/oAUN33yPF0 — Wanda Diamond League (@Diamond_League) September 8, 2022
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.