BUDAPEST – Faith Gibigon, already with three world records this season, has made history for the most distance running at the world championships.
Mata Kibikon, 29, of Kenya, won the 5000m, becoming the first woman to win a third 1500m gold four days later. She became the first woman to win both events in the same world.
In Saturday’s 5000m final, she outdistanced Dutch competitor Sifan Hassan, the Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion, and finished 14:53.88, 23 hundredths ahead of Hassan.
Earlier this season, Gibikon broke world records in the 1500m, mile and 5000m. This will be his first 5000m race since 2015.
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The following year, Gibikon would become the first woman to win both the 1500m and 5000m at the same Olympics.
On Saturday, Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis added to his Olympic gold medal and six world records by repeating as world champion in the pole vault. Duplantis cleared 6.10m, while silver medalist EJ Obina of the Philippines missed attempts at 6.05 and 6.10.
Marco Arop took the 800m, becoming only the second Canadian to win a world title on the track since Donovan Bailey (100m, 1995). Canada, who earlier won the men’s and women’s hammer, won three golds at the same worlds for the first time.
The U.S. women’s 4x400m relay was disqualified in the heats because of the third leg when Guanera Hayes handed off to anchor Alexis Holmes beyond the transition zone. Unless reinstated, the U.S. won’t win gold for the first time since 2015 and won a medal for the first time since 2005.
The Worlds conclude Sunday, featuring the 800m final and 4x400m relay finals with Athing Mu, with live coverage on NBC, CNBC, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App and the Peacock.
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