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Olympic Queen Faith Chepng'etich Now Target's 5,000m

Olympic queen Faith Chepng’etich succeeded in retaining her 1500m title, She beat stiff opposition from her main rival Dutch woman Sifan Hassan, who had to settle for a bronze medal after Great Britain’s Laura Muir bagged silver.

Twenty-seven-year-old Chepng’etich completed the four-lap race in three minutes, 53.11 seconds, breaking the 33-year-old Olympic record set by Romanian Paul Ivan."My target remains in 1500 metres this year, but I intend to start mixing 1500m and 5000m from 2022. My focus now is to complete the 2021 Diamond League season and later on start preparing for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States,” said Chepng’etich.

On her record-breaking exploits, Chepng’etich said, “I thank Sifan for my new record. I never expected it, but she pushed hard in this race which helped me in achieving it and I’m happy I did it while defending my Olympic title.”On her record-breaking exploits, Chepng’etich said.

She added that she will rest for a few days and then head to the US for the Eugene leg of the Diamond League slated for August 21

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