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Another gold for Kenya in the 1500m women's race

Another gold for Kenya in the 1500m women's race

Kenya

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon put up a heart throbbing pace in the final 200 m of the 1500 m women’s race to clinch the gold in 4 minutes 9.92 seconds.

Kipyegon the commonwealth champion tore away from world record holder Genzebe Dibaba to whom she had lost in the world championships in Beijing last year.

22 year old Kipyegon delivered the 3rd gold for Kenya which currently is the first African country in the medal standings and 16th overall.

Dibaba had to contend with silver finishing in 4 minutes 10.27 seconds, while Jennifer Simpson of the United States finished third in 4 minutes 10.53 seconds.

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