Double Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon will attack the mile world record at the Monaco Diamond League Meeting set for tomorrow (21) at Louis II stadium in Monaco.
The double World 1500m Champion has been in a shape of her life time as she broke two world records in a span of one week
The 29-year-old wrote history when she smashed eight year record of Genzebe Dibaba of 3:50.07 that she set here in Monaco with a new World 1500m Record of 3:49.11 and becoming the first sub-3:50 woman in history. Kipyegon then followed up with an impressive run precisely one week later at the Paris Diamond League Meeting where she erased Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey record of 14:06.62 with a new world record of 14:05.20.
The two time World 1500m silver medallist shifts her now shifted he focus on the mile world record of 4:12.33 that was set eight years ago by her longest rival Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands.
The four time Diamond League winner will have to get past Olympic 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir from Great Britain, World Indoor 800m silver medallist, Freweyni Hailu from Ethiopia and the 2014 Commonwealth Games 800m bronze medallist, Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda.