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#Rio2016: Faith Kipyegon Grabs 3rd Gold for Kenya after winning Women’s 1,500m event

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya celebrates with the flag of Kenya after winning the gold medal in the Women's 1500m Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya celebrates with the flag of Kenya after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 1500m Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, 22, has won a gold medal for her country after coming first in the women’s 1,500m race.

She completed the race in 4:8.92secs to defeat world record holder, Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.

“It was an amazing race. I needed to focus for the middle because I knew Genzebe (Dibaba) is so fast and I really had to kick on the last lap,” Kipyegon said after the race.

Dibaba won Silver, while U.S.A’s Jenny Simpson took Bronze.

Photo Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images

2 Comments

  1. katy

    August 17, 2016 at 11:30 am

    BN please, can there be a post for young females who want to be professionals in diverse fields? Let me explain more; I’m caught up in the financial sector and I do not know the right step to take to advance my new found career. After a few years spent in the Humanitarian sector, I’ve discovered a craving for the financial world but I’m confused as I have no background financially – I read Biology. Please what steps do I take?

  2. ATL's finest

    August 17, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Yeap Congrats Faith???.. #BOSS# U’re the real MVP????. It was worth staying awake for.

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