Did you watch the Diamond League action from Florence on Friday?
We were hooked!
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon took the women’s world 1500m record down to 3.49.11, breaking a record standing since 2015.
Britain’s Laura Muir finished second.
With the Florence Golden Gala only the third of fifteen meets this season, we’re hoping for more records to fall before the finale at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on September 16-17.
Faith followed up her fireworks in Florence with another world record in the 5000 metres on a balmy night in Paris.
Along with Kipyegon’s women’s 5k, Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the rarely run Men’s two miles, and Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma set his sights on the 19-year-old men’s 3000m steeplechase time both re-writing the record books on a historic night at the Stade Charléty in Paris.
With a total of fifteen meets this season, expect more records to fall before the finale at the Prefontaine classic in Eugene Oregon in mid September.