Kenyan athlete, World Champion Faith Kipyegon continues to make history in the world of athletics, as she broke the women's 5,000 meters world record during the Paris Diamond League event.

Just a week after smashing the 1500m record in Florence, Kipyegon's extraordinary performance has solidified her position as one of the most dominant runners of our time.

In an awesome display of athleticism and determination, Kipyegon crossed the finish line with a remarkable time of 14 minutes and 05.20 seconds, surpassing the previous world record.

Her recent achievement comes after setting a new world record in the 1,500m race, clocking in at three minutes and 49.11 seconds in Florence, Italy, on June 2.

Kipyegon's record-breaking run in Paris was a true testament to her prowess as an athlete. With 600 meters remaining, she surpassed Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, the previous record holder.

Gidey had set the record at 14:06.62 on July 10, 2020, in Valencia, Spain. As the race unfolded, Kipyegon relentlessly pursued her opponent, eventually overtaking her after 4,200 meters.

This monumental achievement makes Kipyegon the first Kenyan woman to hold the 5,000m world record.

The race also saw the withdrawal of Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech, the world record holder in the 3,000m steeplechase. Meanwhile, Gidey, the Olympic 10,000m champion, finished second with a time of 14:07.94, while Taye Ejgayehu of Ethiopia secured third place in 14:13.31.

In an interview following her record-breaking performance, Kipyegon expressed her surprise and joy at the outcome.

"No, I did not think about the World Record, I do not know how I made it," she admitted.

"I just focused on the green light and tried to stay relaxed and enjoy the race. I just did the race and wanted to see what happens, when I saw that it was a WR I was so surprised."

The athlete, who has previously claimed victory as the 2016 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics 1,500m champion and the 2017 and 2022 world 1,500m champion.

For Kipyegon, the world record was not her primary goal.

"I was all about giving my best. I just wanted to improve on my PB; the WR was not my plan," she stated.

The athlete also expressed her admiration for Gidey, describing her as an "amazing lady" and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to run alongside her.

Reflecting on her extraordinary accomplishment, Kipyegon expressed her happiness and a sense of disbelief.

"I am so happy, I am very emotional right now and do not know what to say. If my body is healthy, anything is possible," she declared.

The runner plans to discuss her future plans with her coach, Patrick Sang, and her Global Sports management team.

Faith Kipyegon's latest record-breaking feat has solidified her place in the annals of athletics history.

With her unwavering determination and remarkable talent, she continues to push boundaries and inspire athletes around the world.

As she looks ahead to what lies next in her career, the world eagerly awaits her next incredible performance.