Double Olympic 1500m gold medallist Faith Kipyegon thrashed the eight year world 1500m record at the Florence Diamond League Meeting held on Friday night at the Luigi Ridolfi Stadium in Florence, Italy.
The 29 year-old who was beaten to second in a thrilling race of a lifetime with the double Olympic, Sifan Hassan came back guns blazing as she smashed the old course record of 3:50.07 that she set in Monaco in 2015 by Ethiopia’s finest Genzebe Dibaba with a new World Record time of 3:49.11 and becoming the first sub-3:50 woman in history.
Before today Kipyegon was the second-fastest woman in history with 3:50.37 from 2021.
Kipyegon was followed a distant later by Tokyo Olympics 1500m silver medallist, Laura Muir from Great Britain with a season best of 3:57.09 with Australian record holder, Jessica Hull, improving on her previous Australian National Record with a time of 3:57.29.
Ireland’s Clara Mageean and the double World Indoor 1500m silver medallist, Axumawit Embaye from Ethiopia finishing in fourth and fifth place in a season best time of 4:00.95 and 4:00.98 respectively.
- Faith Kipyegon (KEN) 3:49.11 WR
- Laura Muir (GBR) 3:57.09 SB
- Jessica Hull (AUS) 3:57.29 ARPB
- Ciara Mageean (IRL) 4:00.95 SB
- Axumawit Embaye (ETH) 4:00.98 SB