She took another 7 months off after her pregnancy and her first run back was 20 minutes alternating 2 minutes running with 1 minute walking. Other interesting info is she is married to 2012 Olympic 800m bronze medalist Timothy Kitum and is now coached by Eliud Kipchoge's coach, Patick Sang, and wants to run the marathon one day.
For the first time ever the women are running 10km. Kipyegon was a two time world junior XC champ.
... and to power.
Some great matchups include a re-run of the women's Olympic 800 final, Laura Muir vs Faith Kipyegon in the 1500, Ruth Jebet vs Hyvin Kiyeng and Emma Coburn in the steeple and a deep men's 5K.
Her father pleaded to the Kenyan president to give him power so he could watch his daughter compete.
Interesting takeaways: Kipyegon says a 4:00 1500 "feels slow" to her now and her coach thinks she will end up running a great marathon one day.
We're never betting against a 3:50 female unless they are injured. G. Dibaba is injured. It could be interested as Kipyegon is AMAZING.
Vivian Cheruiyot vs Mercy Cherono in the 5K, Eunice Sum in the 800, Faith Kipyegon in the 1500 and World champ Hyvin Kiyeng vs Milcah Chemos and Lydia Chepkurui in the steeple.
Alice Aprot (sister of 2010 World XC champ Joseph Ebuya) won the women's race as favorite Faith Kipyegon finished way back running through illness.
Birech beat Bahrain’s Aweke Ayalew by 2-seconds while Kipyegon easily dominated the women's race.
He will face Kenya’s Jairus Birech. Faith Kipyegon leads women's field.
World 1500m silver medallist Faith Kipyegon was 2nd (1:58.02) and world 800 champion Marina Arzamasova 4th (1:58.93). Other distance winners included Taoufik Makhloufi in the 1500 (3:35.53), Adam Kszczot in the 800 (1:44.82), Hillary Mayo Kipkorir in the 3000 (7:45.35) and Gudaf Tsegay over Canada's Fiona Benson in a close 1500 (4:05.17 to 4:05.24). In sprint action, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode won the 100 in 9.93 and said, “It’s a good track. Unfortunately I hurt my hamstring before the World Championships in Bejjing. I have respect for Bolt and Gatlin but I know that I can beat them. I am the future of sprinting.” *Full Results
Taoufik Makhloufi vs Robert Biwott in the 1500, World champ Marina Arzamasova vs silver medalist Melissa Bishop, 1500 silver medalist Faith Kipyegon and Burundi’s Francine Nyonsaba in the 800 and Adam Kszcot vs Qatar's Musaeb Abdulman Balla in the men's 800.