In Summary

  • Faith touched finish line in 14:53:88 record.
  • Her closest competitor Sifan Hassan recorded 14:54.11
  • Former under 20 Emmanuel Korir comes second in men’s race after Marco Arop from Canada

It is yet another glorious moment as Kenya’s middle-distance running Faith Kipyegon wins the women’s 5,000m race final at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest.

Faith held a tight race with defending champion Sifan Hassan to cross the line in 14:53.88 to win her second gold medal at the event after bagging the women’s 1,500m last week.

Hassan narrowly lost to Kipyegon at record time of 14:54.11 as World cross country champion Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet won bronze in 14:54.33 while another Kenyan in the race Margaret Kipkemboi wound up fourth.

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Meanwhile, former World Under 20 champion Emmanuel Korir won silver after finishing second in the men’s final after clocking 1.44.53 behind race victor Canada’s Marco Arop who won gold in 1.44.24

Ben Pattison of great Britain was placed third in 1.44.83 to take home Bronze.

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