Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia surpassed Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon’s 5,000-meter world record established in Paris at the Eugene Diamond League final.
The 26-year-old ran 14:00.21 seconds, roughly five seconds faster than her previous 5,000-meter time and about 12 seconds faster than her personal best.
Beatrice Chebet of Kenya finished second in 14 minutes, 05.92 seconds, the third-fastest time ever, and Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia finished third in 14 minutes, 21.52 seconds.
Tsegay stated her commitment to breaking her current record, adding, “My sole focus today is on breaking the world record.”
According to Thaiger, Tsegay recently experienced a setback and finished 13th in the 5,000-meter event won by Kipyegon. Following her triumph, she declared her future objectives of finishing in under 14 minutes. “I possess an insatiable hunger in my mind for that achievement,” she expressed.
The Prefontaine Classic usually includes the Eugene Diamond League finale. According to Africa News, the Prefontaine Classic, which usually takes place in late May, was the final stop on the Diamond League circuit this year.
Over the course of two days, 32 victors were crowned, with each getting $30,000. It is the last major international track and field competition before the athletes begin their preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris next summer.