Kipyegon storms to victory in Ostrava

Kipyegon storms to victory in Ostrava

Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon underlined her rich form at the Ostrava Golden Spike, storming to her third consecutive win in under a month on Tuesday night.

Kipyegon was returning to her specialty after competing over 1,000m in Monaco and Brussels, with the world silver medallist clocking 3:59.05 for her victory – a meeting record.

It erased the previous meeting record of 4:00.96 set by Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay in 2017.

After missing the 1,000m world record by a whisker on Friday, Kipyegon produced another scintillating performance at the Mestky Stadion with the European bronze medallist Laura Weightman who finished second trailing by close to a minute.

In the women’s 5000m the in-form Sifan Hassan fresh from setting one-hour world record in Brussels reigned supreme in 14:37.85 with Kenya’s Sheila Chelangat coming home second in 14:40.51.

In the corresponding men’s race, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo took the top honours after clocking 12:48.63 ahead of world silver medalist Selemon Barega who clocked 12:49.08.

Double European champion Jakob Ingebrigsten continued his fine form as he triumphed in 1500m after clocking 3:33.92 ahead of Kenya’s Kumari Taki who set a new personal best of 3:34.14.

Commonwealth Games 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal who was making his competitive appearance this year finished a distant 7th in the two-lap race clocking 1:45.51.

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