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    While many in Great Britain and Europe are celebrating Laura Muir’s first World Athletics Championships medal — bronze, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon fans are celebrating defence of her gold medal and fourth straight.

    Kenyan middle-distance maestro Kipyegon regained the world 1500m title with yet another imperious display at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon today.

The 28-year-old Kipyegon, a double Olympic 1500m champion, unleashed her winning strike to claim yet another global title, stopping the clock in 3:52.96

Thrilled, she said of her victory at Hayward Field, “I am happy to take the world 1500m title here in Eugene. This morning I asked my daughter Alyn if I should bring chocolates or gold for her. She told me to bring home the gold, I am proud I can give it to her.”

This is a fourth successive World Championship 1500m medal for Kipyegon. Besides her gold medal successes in 2017 and 2022, she also claimed silver medals at the 2015 and 2019 editions.