Faith Kipyegon withdraws from Eugene Diamond League

Faith Kipyegon withdraws from Eugene Diamond League

Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon has announced that she will not take part in this year’s Eugene Diamond League, commonly known as the Prefontaine Classic, due to a minor injury.

Kipyegon was set to participate in the women’s 5000m event scheduled for Friday, May 24th.

“I’ve been building in a great way during the past months for a beautiful season ahead. Some weeks back, I had a small muscle problem that was handled well.

I’m now back in full training, focusing to start my season in 4 weeks’ time at the Kenyan Trials for the Olympic Games.

I saw my name announced for @preclassic, it’s one of the greatest competitions in the circuit and I plan to compete there again in 2025.” wrote Kipyegon on her Socials.

Kipyegon, who had a spectacular 2023, breaking three world records (mile, 1500m, 5000m) on her way to winning a double at the World Championships in Budapest, last raced on October 1st as she made her road running debut at the World Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia.

She looked set to bag another world title, having started the race quickly, but Ethiopian Diribe Weltaji unleashed a powerful kick to clinch gold in 4:21.00.

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