Kenyan Olympian Faith Kipyegon sets sights on breaking 1,000m World Record in Brussels Diamond League

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Olympic 1500m champion, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon has set her sights on breaking the 1,000m World Record, coincidentally on the same stadium it was set in 1996.

At the season-opening Monaco leg of the Wanda Diamond League, Kipyegon came 0.17 seconds close. She clocked 2:29:15 to win the race in Monaco, taking her to the second all time list in the race. Having been  confirmed as one of the cast members in the race in Brussels, the third stop of the restructured Diamond League calendar, the 26-year old will have one eye on history as she prepares for her second race of the season.

Faith Kipyegon passed over the possibility of racing at the second season meet in Stockholm last weekend, despite the existence of an opportunity to race in her preferred 1500m race.

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