Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon

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Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon Barcelona 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon
Nationality Kenyan
Born (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 20)
Bomet, Kenya
Residence Iten, Kenya
Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)
Weight 93 pounds (42 kg)
Sport
Country  Kenya
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 1500m meters: 3:56.98 NR
  • 3000 meters: 8:23.25

Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (born 10 January 1994 in Bomet, Kenya) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner and current Commonwealth Games 1500m women's champion having won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland with a time of 4 minutes 08.94 seconds. She won the gold medal at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, and a gold medal the next year at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics. [1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 1500 metres, But got 9th in the 3rd heat and failed to qualify for the finals. She won the women's junior race in the World Cross Country Championships in 2013. She competed in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and Came in 5th place in the final with a time of 4:05.08.

Career[edit]

Faith Kipyegon first got noticed to the eye of the public back in early 2010 at the age of 16 when she ran in the 2010 World Cross Country Championships women's junior race and came in 5th place individually, but won the gold with her team. But then came back the next year, in 2011 and won the gold medal in the junior race with her team and individually.

2011[edit]

At the age of seventeen She Participated at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria and won the gold medal in the junior race with her team and individually. A couple of months after she compited at the World Youth Championships in the women's 1500m winning the gold medal ahead of three Ethopian runners with a time of 4:09.48.

2012[edit]

In the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, she won the gold medal way ahead of the field with a time of 4:04.96 the Serbian Amela Terzić and Ethiopian Teferi Senbere took 2nd and 3rd. She qualifed for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 1500m, in London, but failed to qualify for the finals.

2013[edit]

At the beginning of the 2013 season, Faith Kipyegon won the junior race individual at the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz Poland. On May 10, at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in Doha, she established a new Kenyan Record in the womes 1500m's in a Time of 3:56.98, facing the Swedish runner Abeba Aregawi. In August 2013, at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Faith Kipyegon came in fifth in the final of the women's 1500m's in a time of 4:05.08.

2014[edit]

In 2014, she won the gold medal in the 4×1500m Relay at the first IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, along with Mercy Cherono, Irene Jelagat and Hellen Obiri. The Kenya team, ahead of the United States and Australia, improved the World Record time to 16:33.58. She also won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Major competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Kenya
2010 World Cross Country Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th Junior Race 19:02
2011 World Cross Country Championships Punta Umbria, Spain 1st Junior Race 18:53
World Youth Championships Lille, France 1st 1500m 4:09.48
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 1500m 4:04.96
2012 Summer Olympics London, England semi-final 1500m 4:08.78
2013 World Cross Country Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Junior Race 17:51
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 1500m 4:05.08
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 1st 4×1500m 16:33.58 WR
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 1st 1500m 4:08.94

Personal bests[edit]

Year Event Location Time date
2013 800m Mumias, Kenya 2:02.80 April 27, 2013
2013 1500m Doha, Qatar 3:56.98 NR May 10, 2014
2014 3000m Doha, Qatar 8:23.55 May 9, 2014
2014 4x1500m Nassau, Bahamas 16:33.58 WR May 24, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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