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Faith Kipyegon

Faith Kipyegon

July 07, 2024

Faith Kipyegon (3:49.04) Breaks 1500m World Record as Jess Hull Runs Stunning 3:50.83 for 2nd

Kipyegon took .07 off her own mark from last year in Florence and showed that she is better than ever despite missing time in 2024 due to injury.
June 14, 2024

Kenyan Olympic Trials Day 1: Faith Kipyegon Is Back, Mary Moraa Is Beaten, Reynold Cheruiyot Wins 1500 Thriller

Kipyegon crushed 10k WR holder Beatrice Chebet by 6 seconds while Moraa lost to Lilian Odira and Reynold Cheruiyot edged out Daniel Munguti and Timothy Cheruiyot.
April 22, 2024

WTW: Picking the Kenyan & Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Teams, Graham Blanks Is Back, A 17-Year-Old Runs 9.93 & Should Faith Kipyegon Be Scared?

Blanks ran 13:37 in his first race since December while Christian Miller became the youngest person in history to break 10.00 for 100m.
December 18, 2023

Faith Kipyegon & Kelvin Kiptum Crowned 2023 LetsRun.com Athletes of the Year

Noah Lyles pulled off an incredible double, Mondo Duplantis and Ryan Crouser had record-breaking years, but there is no need to split this award: Kelvin Kiptum is our 2023 Men's Athlete of the Year. Faith Kiypegon (duh) wins our women's award.
December 13, 2023

Introducing the Nominees for 2023 LetsRun Athlete of the Year

After World Athletics chose not to name a single athlete of the year, we're stepping in and handing out our own award. Meet the finalists and give us your vote. Our two winners - one man and one woman - will be announced on Monday. *MB: World Athletics won't name an AOY but we will - Let's here your 2023 LetsRun Award nominations
September 19, 2023

WTW: Counting Down the 7 Biggest Storylines From the 2023 Pro Track Season

Who were the biggest winners of the 2023 track season? Noah Lyles, Niels Laros, Faith Kipyegon, Sha'Carri Richardson, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Lamecha Girma, and Yared Nuguse all make the list, but in what order?

September 16, 2023

5 Thoughts on Day 1 at Pre: The Stars Delivered and We Can't Wait for 2024

Day 1 of the 2023 Pre Classic started and ended with a bang. We break it all down and give our thoughts on everything except the mile, Rai Benjamin's big win, Christian Coleman making 2024 very interesting, Sha'Carri getting beat, Faith Kipyegon capping what may have been the greatest season ever by a distance runner, and the 529th performance all-time American record in the women's shot put.
August 26, 2023

Faith Kipyegon Becomes First Woman to Sweep 1500/5000m Titles at Worlds

Kipyegon closed in an absurd 56.59 for her final 400 to join Bernard Lagat (2007) as the only athletes to pull off the double at Worlds.
August 22, 2023

Faith Kipyegon Wins 5th Global 1500m Title With Ridiculous 56-Second Final Lap

Kipyegon blasted the field over the final 200 as Diribe Welteji and Sifan Hassan rounded out the podium.
August 20, 2023

Women's 1500 Semifinals: McGee Into Final, Hiltz, Johnson Eliminated, Kipyegon 3:55.14

Cory McGee made the final and Faith Kipyegon ran 3:55 to drag her heat to historically fast times.

 
 
 
August 16, 2023

The Fan's Guide to the 2023 World Athletics Championships

We share our 5 biggest storylines of the 2023 World Athletics Championships which start Saturday in Budapest and should be amazing. Sha'Carri Richardson's quest for gold, Noah Lyles quest for the WR, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Faith Kipyegon quest for doubles all make the list.
July 21, 2023

Faith Kipyegon CRUSHES Mile World Record - 4:07.64, First Woman Under 4:10!, Nikki Hiltz Breaks American Record

WHAT. A. MILE. Kipyegon did it again and everyone else in the field ran a pb as 7 national records fell.
June 09, 2023

Faith Kipyegon Runs 14:05.20 to Break 5,000m World Record in Paris

Faith Kipyegon is no longer just a legendary 1500m runner, now she's the 5000m world record holder.
May 04, 2023

Opening Day Is Here! 2023 Diamond League Season Begins Friday in Doha

Sha'Carri vs Shericka vs Dina, Kerley vs Norman, and a loaded men's 3000 are the headliners in the DL opener.
February 06, 2023

WTW: Fast Times By Japanese Collegians, Chad Hall Debuts, and Molly Seidel and Faith Kipyegon Open Up

Plus an NAIA runner broke 4:30 in the women's mile and a Paralympian ran a 66:41 half in Spain.

January 23, 2023

2022 LRC Women’s World & American Rankings: Who’s #1?

Some choices for World #1 were easy (Athing Mu in the 800, Faith Kipyegon in the 1500), others much tougher. Find out where we ranked all your favorites in 2022.
August 10, 2022

Faith Kipyegon Runs 3:50.37 (#2 All-Time) to Narrowly Miss 1500m World Record in Monaco

Kipyegon came just .30 shy of Genzebe Dibaba's WR in a valiant effort as Americans Heather MacLean Elise Cranny broke 4:00. *MB: Faith Kipyegon so close!
August 09, 2022

2022 Monaco DL Preview: World Champs Square Off, and Is the Women's 1500 WR Under Threat?

What a meet. When this meet is over the American 3000 record may be history as well as the women's 1500 WR. Plus we get Noah Lyles vs Michael Norman and Erriyon Knighton in the 200, Emmanuel Korir vs Jake Wightman in the 1000, SAFP vs Shericka Jackson in the 200. *MB: Offiical 2022 Monaco DL Discussion thread: Will Grant Fisher break the 3000 AR, Will Faith Kipyegon break the 1500 WR?
July 19, 2022

Faith Kipyegon the GOAT Wins Global 1500m Title #4 at 2022 Worlds

Kipyegon sprinted away from silver medalist Gudaf Tsegay to win in 3:52.96. Laura Muir took bronze as Sinclaire Johnson was the top American in 6th.
July 08, 2022

2022 Worlds W1500 Preview: All Hail the GOAT Faith Kipyegon; Plus Can Sinclaire Johnson Medal?

Kipyegon will try to win a record 4th global 1500 title while US champ Sinclaire Johnson will try to earn her first global medal.