Faith Kipyegon

Faith Kipyegon is a Kenyan known for her prowess in the 1500 metres race. 

Since her entry into the athletics arena in 2010, Kipyegon has had a decorated career with several titles to her name. 

Among the titles won by the 28-year-old include the 2016 and 2020 Olympic championships in the 1,500 metres race as well as the World Champion in 2017 and 2022. 

The back-to-back Olympic champion staged a superlative performance in 2022, managing to put up a long unbeaten streak in the Diamond League competition.  

Kipyegon also won Kenya’s first gold in the 2022 edition of the World Athletics Championship in Oregon after putting up a spectacular race and managing to beat 5,000 metres champion, Sifan Hassan. 

Her overall performance while competing in major races throughout the year led to her nomination for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award in October 2022.