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‘This is my motivation for young girls’ – Faith Kipyegon reveals inspiration ahead of Olympic Games

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 09:41 | By
Faith Kipyegon celebrates her 1500m win at the Tokyo Olympic Games. PHOTO/Getty Images
Faith Kipyegon celebrates her 1500m win at the Tokyo Olympic Games. PHOTO/Getty Images

World champion Faith Kipyegon has shared her motivation ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics Games which will come up in August.

After an impressive season in the 2023 campaign, Kipyegon is expected to perform even better in the global competition, and she has said her motivation is to inspire young girls.

“Outside of track, and after the Olympics, I think I will motivate and inspire many, especially young girls in my country, Africa, and all over the world. That is my motivation.

“I want to see them express their talent, follow my footsteps, and see good role models," Kipyegon told World Athletics.

The Olympic champion and four-time world title-holder said her main focus is now on the upcoming games that will be held in the French capital.

“I’m really looking forward to Paris 2024, to step on that track and see what will happen. That’s what we are looking for – to get to the Olympics, get to the track, and just enjoy it and see what will come out," she added.

Faith Kipyegon wins the 5000m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. PHOTO/Getty Images
Faith Kipyegon wins the 5000m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. PHOTO/Getty Images

She will head into the next competitions this year after having a mind-boggling performance last year.

In 2023, she became a champion in both 1500m and 500m during the World Championships that were held in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

She also broke three world records in the 1500m, mile, and 5000m, and going into the 2024 assignments, she knows much is expected of her given what she has achieved before.

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