MONACO — Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon broke the women’s mileage record by almost five seconds in the Monaco Diamond League on Friday, setting her third world record in the past two months.
The 29-year-old completed the race in 4 minutes and 7.64 seconds, beating the record of 4:12.33 set by Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, also in Monaco in 2019.
Kipyegon broke the world records in both the 1500m and 5000m in Florence and Paris last month.
“It was a blessing to do that with these ladies,” Kipyegon said, according to a press release on the event’s website. “I can see they’re all happy for me and it’s so emotional. It’s a blessing. It just doesn’t happen every time you run. I have to thank God for that.”
“I really enjoyed the race. I came for that, I wanted to chase the world record and thank god it was great.”
Ireland’s Ciara Mageean was second in 4:14.8.
“My goal when I started this season was to break the 1500 WR,” said Kipyegon. “It was still on my mind and on my mind. Thank god I did the 1 mile and 5000 too.”