athletics Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon breaks own 1500m World Record at Paris Diamond League

World 1,500m and Mile record holder Faith Kipyegon shattered 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. Returning to the scene of her record-breaking mark over 5000m last year, Kipyegon broke her own world 1500m record in the final race of the evening.

The early pace was swift, with Kipyegon covering 800m in 2:04 as Australia’s Jess Hull positioned herself just a stride behind the multiple world and Olympic champion. With the pacemakers having dropped out, Kipyegon covered the third lap in 60.8 seconds and continued to increase her pace.

She kicked at the bell and opened up a gap over Hull, striding clear to win in 3:49.04, taking 0.07 off the world record she set last year in Florence. Hull finished second in 3:50.83, smashing her own Oceanian record to move to fifth on the world all-time list.

Laura Muir was third in a British record of 3:53.79, and for the first time ever, 12 women finished inside four minutes.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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