Faith Kipyegon Really Wants To Break The 1500m World Record

The CITIUS MAG Podcast

September 15, 2022

At the moment, the 1500 meters is a competitive race. Starting this year was crazy with 3:52 and 3:50. It’s our generation now. When the upcoming generation is coming, I think it will be lowered to 3:48. Hopefully next year, I’m hoping to run 3:49 and hopefully the next generation will lower it. I think the 1500 meters is a competitive race. To go lower like 3:48 is really possible.”

Faith Kipyegon is the greatest women’s 1500 meter runner of all-time. She is a two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion. She just won the 2022 Diamond League title and also clocked the second-fastest time in history this year with a 3:50.37 at the Monaco Diamond League – that’s three-tenths of a second shy of the world record. It’s coming. In this episode, we talk about just how much she wants it but also some of her roots in the sport, her motivation and what it means to her to show the world just how strong female athletes can come back after giving birth. I really enjoyed this chat with her and I hope this gets you to know her a little bit better.

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Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.