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Faith Kipyegon just shattered her own record—Is she the greatest 1500m runner of all time?

Faith Kipyegon’s statement, “I was coming here to just run my race and to see what shape I’m in to defend my title at the Olympics,” preceded her outstanding performance in Paris. She shattered her own world record in the 1500m, thrilling the track and field community. The Paris Diamond League showcased a star-studded event, with 12 women running sub-4 minute times, setting four national records, and achieving ten-lifetime bests in the 1500m. 

Kipyegon, Kenya’s reigning Olympic champion, dominated the race, outpacing competitors from Australia and Great Britain by a significant margin. Her victory, coupled with breaking her own record by seven-hundredths of a second, made it a historic event celebrated by track and field fans worldwide.

Faith Kipyegon’s record-breaking triumph ignites global celebration

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In a recent post from Reddit’s track and field community, they shared the news that Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon earned herself a new world record in the 1500m at the Paris Diamond League meet on Sunday. In the accompanying picture, Kipyegon was seen smiling next to the leaderboard where her world record time of 3:49.04 was shown. She was followed by Australia’s Jessica Hull who had a time of 3:50.83 and Laura Muir from Great Britain who had a time of 3:53.79.

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Faith’s time this year beats the time she posted last year at 3:49.11 in Florence. She also won the 1500m in the last two Olympics, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. The third lap was the fastest for her as she covered 800m in 60.8s. She said, “I knew a world record was possible because I recently ran very fast in Kenya.” This is backed by the fact that Kipyegon won the Kenyan Olympic Trials as well, recording a time of 3:53.98 which was the fastest in the continent.

Kipyegon recently recovered from an injury as well so she was even more related to her result. She spoke about this saying, “It feels amazing to break the world record here, and this shows that I am in the right direction towards the Paris Olympics.” Now we just have to wait and see whether Faith will be able to recreate this level of performance in the Summer Games as well. 

Track and field fans in awe of Faith Kipyegon’s historic performance

As Faith Kipyegon continues to redefine excellence in middle-distance running, fans from across the globe are showering her with praise and admiration. Her new world record has taken the track and field community by storm. One passionate supporter recently articulated what many believe: Kipyegon stands alone in her dominance of the 1500m, earning the title of the “Undisputed 1500m GOAT.”

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Every time Faith takes to the track, a surge of anticipation ripples through the stands. Her fervent and unwavering supporters believe that she doesn’t just race against her competitors; she races against the clock and her own limits. “There’s always records galore when Faith runs. The proof of an epic race when everyone runs their best!!” one fan remarked.

Another fan wrote that Kipyegon doesn’t just break her own records; her presence compels other participants to push their limits and run faster than ever in a bid to overtake her. The fan wrote pointing out this, “I love it how every time Faith does this she pulls the rest of the women in the field to PBs and NRs 😂”.

Historically men have had a quicker and shorter time in the event categories. However, another fan highlighted how Faith Kipyegon has rubbished that as she managed to beat a time set in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, “This time is faster than Centrowitz’s gold medal win in the Rio men’s 1500m. That is wild.”

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A fan pointed out how Laura Muir also broke the British 1500m best in the world. Though she placed third in the Paris Meet, this still makes her a strong contender to look out for during the Olympics. The fan wrote, “This gives me hope that Muir is still a medal contender. Breaking your own British record at 31 is damn impressive, Kipyegon or no Kipyegon.”

Faith Kipyegon plans to compete in both the 1500m and 5000m, and fans can’t wait to see her perform. With every race, Kipyegon continues to captivate audiences, make history, and inspire future generations of athletes.