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Faith Kipyegon’s time of 2:29.15 over the women’s 1000m saw her effortlessly register an Area Record (AR), a World Leading time (WL) and a Diamond League Record (DLR) all in one win. Photo/COURTESY

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Kipyegon storms to second Diamond League victory in Brussels  

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 – Olympic Champion Faith Kipyegon stormed to her second Diamond League victory this season after winning the 1000m in Brussels Meet on Friday, clocking 2:29.92.

Kipyegon, the World 1500m silver medallist had to settle for another near miss as she attempted to beat the world 1000m record of 2:28.98 set on this track in 1996 by Russia’s double Olympic champion Svetlana Masterkova.

Having finished just 17 hundredths of a second short at last month’s opening Diamond League meeting in Monaco, Kipyegon seemed on track to achieve her ambition with 200 metres remaining, but faltered slightly over the final few metres to cross the line in 2:29.92.

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