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Faith Kipyegon Wins First Gold for Kenya at Oregon


Two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon has won the first Gold for Kenya at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Kipyegon emerged winner in the Women’s 1500m Final after crossing the finish line at 3:52.96 ahead of Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia and  Laura Muir of Britain won silver and bronze respectively.

Kipyegon reclaimed the tittle having lost it to Dutch Sifan Hassan during the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships.

Speaking after the sterling performance, Kipyegon noted that the race was tough, however, noting that she was well prepared.

“I am so glad to have reclaimed the title today because I really had to work hard for it. The competition was tight, but I had prepared well for the battle,” she said.

Following her victory in the 5:20 am race on Tuesday, July 19, Kipyegon becomes the first runner to win four medals in the championship.

She won gold in London (2017), Silver in Beijing (2015) and Doha (2019).

The win was received well by Kenyans who took to various social media platforms to congratulate Kipyegon for her win.

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