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Faith Kipyegon & Winny Chebet for 1500m semis in Oregon

Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon won the women’s 1500m hit to qualify for the semi-final at the ongoing World Championships in Eugene on 16th July morning in 4:04.53 followed by Australian Jessica Hull who finished second in 4:04.68 while Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu Hailu came third in 4:04.85.

Kipyegon played second fiddle behind Japanese Nozomoi Tanaka and later took the lead in the final two laps. was in control of the race in the final two laps, having, carefully calculating her kicks.

Fellow Kenyan who is African champion Chebet also qualified automatically after finishing second in her heat securing a ticket for tomortow’s semi-final with the best time of 4:03.12, finishing second behind Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay who timed 4:02.68.

The World Championships (WCH Oregon22) taking place in the United States for the very first time is bringing together the best track and field athletes in the world in a celebration of diversity, human potential, and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase is taking center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S: in Oregon, in Eugene, in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

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