Faith Kipyegon of Kenya added the world title to her Olympic gold medal in the 1,500 metres on Day 4 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London, becoming only the third woman in history to win both the Olympic and World titles in the 1500m race.
The race came down to a thrilling battle over the final 50 meters as what looked to be a duel for the win between Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon and world leader Sifan Hassan turned into a five-way dogfight for the medals. In the end, after the drama was over, the results in many ways ended up being similar to what happened at last year’s Olympics. Once again, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon was the winner of gold as she won in 4:02.59 thanks to a 58 flat lap.
The joy for Kipyegon was evident as she became only the third woman in history to win both the Olympic and World titles in the 1500m race.