Doha world lead inspires Faith Kipyegon to go for Kip Keino Classic title

Double Olympic Champion Faith Kipyegon is eager to reclaim her women’s 1500m title in the fourth edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour Gold that will be held at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on May 13, 2023.

The double world champion has been inspired into the race following her victory in the opening leg of the 2023 Diamond League Series in Doha, Qatar on Friday where she set a world lead of 3:58.57.

Kipyegon destroyed a large field of international stars in the second edition of the Kip Keino Classic in 2021, but did not defend the title last season.

She jetted into the country on Sunday morning from Doha in order to acclimatize for the race. She will up her training in Ngong Hills ahead of the weekend showpiece.

“I’m very much ready to go for the honors at the Kip Keino Classic, but again this will depend on the final decision by my agent,” she stated.

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