In the Paris Diamond League, Keely Hodgkinson wins the 800 meters by setting a British record.
At the Paris Diamond League, Keely Hodgkinson won the women’s 800m by breaking the British mark while Faith Kipyegon shocked the audience by breaking the 5,000m world record.
British Olympian and world-champion Hodgkinson won with a timing of one minute, 55.77 seconds, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of the competition.
Then, Kipyegon won her race with a winning time of 14 minutes, 5.20 seconds.
She had set two world records in a row.
Seven days ago in Florence, the Kenyan broke the 1500-meter world record with a time of 3:49.11.
“I am completely shocked. For me, this was really wild,” Kipyegon told BBC Sport.
“I simply wanted to see what would happen, so I raced my race. I was competing in my own race while not holding anyone against me.
Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma and Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen also set world records on a record-breaking evening in Paris.
Ingebrigtsen set a new world record for the men’s two-mile race, while Girma shattered a record that had stood for 19 years in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase to win in 7:52.11.
In addition, as she gets ready for the World Championships in Budapest in August, Hodgkinson’s time was a personal best.
Ajee Wilson of the USA (1:58.16) and Natoya Ghoul of Jamaica (1:58.23), who came in second and third, respectively, ended much behind her.
After she easily defended her European indoor title in March, she continued her strong recent form with this performance at the Charlety Stadium.
Hodgkinson expressed his extreme happiness. “Out there, the weather was ideal, and I wanted to be bold and attack it.
“An Olympic final was the last time I achieved that time. If I can maintain this momentum and stay healthy, perhaps there will be something even more amazing in August when the World Championships take place.
Laura Muir of the United Kingdom competed in the women’s 5,000-meter race and placed 12th with a personal best time of 14.48.14.
Another Brit As USA’s Gabby Thomas won the women’s 200-meter race in 22.05 seconds, Dina Asher-Smith placed fourth in 22.57 seconds.