World Athletics Championships 2023: Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon wins women’s 1500m
Women’s 1500m defending champion Faith dominated this year’s Championship in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday (22 August), leading the track race from start to finish to retain her world title in an event she has already set the world record in this year.
She won the race with a time of 3:54.87, with Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji slotted in for second, (3:55.69).
Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan had to hang on for third (3:56.00) from a charging Ciara Mageean, who set a new Irish national record just 0.61 seconds behind Hassan.
“As the world record holder and defending champion you go to the front and control the race and just run your race. So I ran my race and it looked so easy,” Kipyegon stated after the race, “”I was quickest through the 400m and I knew going to the bell I had to push harder and harder. This win has motivated me a lot now going (into the 5000m); I know everything is possible now.”