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Faith Kipyegon wins 5,000 metres Gold at World Athletics Championship

Kenya’s record breaking athlete Faith Kipyegon has won the 5,000 metres race at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Kipyegon won the race with a time of 14:53:88. The race included renowned athletes such and as Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands who came in second.

Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet took bronze in the race. Earlier in the week, Kipyegon won the 1,500 metres race while Sifan Hassan took home the bronze medal.

The victories by Kipyegon marked the two only golds to have been won by the Kenyan team at the competition as at Saturday night.

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The Kenyan team has produced a largely poor performance in the global competition.

Earlier on, Emmanuel Wanyonyi took silver in the 800 metres final with a time of 1:44:53. The race was won by Canada’s Marco Arop who recorded a time of 1:44:24.

In the 4*400 metres race, the Kenyan team failed to qualify for the finals after the team’s anchor Kinyamal failed to capitalize on a good handover.

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