Two time world champion Gudaf Tsegay crushed the five time world champion Faith Kipyegon’s 5,000m world record during the Prefontaine Classic, the last series of Diamond League series in Oregon, USA.
The Ethiopian erased Kipyegon’s old course record of 14:05.20 that she set in July at the Paris Diamond League Meeting with a new World Record of 14:00.21.
The Tokyo Olympics 5000m bronze medallist came excruciatingly close to becoming the first woman ever to dip under the 14-minute barrier for the 5000m distance.
The world Cross Country champion, Beatrice Chebet was second 14:05.92 with World 10,000m bronze medallist, Taye Ejgayehu wrapping up the podium three finishes in a time of 14:21.52.
Africa Games 5000m bronze medallist, Lilian Kasait Rengeruk from Kenya and reigning World Indoor 3000m champion, Hailu Lemlem from Ethiopia came home in fourth and fifth in respective time of 14:40.81 and 14:42.29