Kenya’s Eliud Kipsang roared to a massive world leading time 1500m race at the Bryan Clay Invitational Race that was held on Sunday (17) at the Cougar Athletic Stadium Azusa, CA.
The 23 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 3:35.49 last year at the Jax Track at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.
Kipsang who runs for Alabama University battled for honors with Will Paulson from Canada who led well into the final 100m but Kipsang unleashed a ferocious kick to take the win with the fastest time ever run in the NCAA over the distance, a new personal best and world lead time of 3:33.74, breaking the old course record of 3:34.68 that was set in 2021 by Yared Nuguse from United States.
Paulson claimed the fourth-fastest Canadian performance all time when he came home in second place with a new lifetime best of 3:33.97.
The third-fastest time came out of heat #2 by Abdihamid Nur who clocked a 3:36.33.