Paris, France – Australian athlete Jessica Hull made history on Sunday by setting a new national record in the women’s 1500m at the Paris Diamond League 2024, clocking an outstanding time of 3:50.83.

Racing at the Charlety Stadium, which will host the Paris 2024 Olympics in a few weeks, Hull achieved the fifth-fastest time ever recorded in the women’s 1500m.

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Hull fiercely competed with Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, the reigning Olympic champion from Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Kipyegon ultimately set a new world record with a time of 3:49.04, winning the Paris Diamond League event.

Hull’s remarkable run also broke her previous national record of 3:55.97, set at the Eugene Diamond League in May, and established a new Oceania record.

“That was incredible!” Hull exclaimed. “I have worked so hard over the last few weeks, and I wanted to see what I could do. I felt amazing out there and couldn’t believe it. I knew Faith kept looking back at me in the backstraight, and I thought I must be running really fast if she is worried. I mean, I knew I was really fit. Training has been perfect, and I did not want to hold it until next month because I had it in me today. I am just starting to trust that work, and I am so proud of what I just did.”

Hull, who previously finished 11th at the Tokyo Olympics, was selected for the Australian team for the Paris 2024 Olympics in April.

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In other results from the Paris Diamond League, Great Britain’s Laura Muir set a national record of 3:53.79, finishing third in the women’s 1500m. Australia’s Linden Hall followed in fourth place with a time of 3:56.40.

Additionally, Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Nicola Olyslagers secured second place in the women’s high jump with a height of 2.01m, behind Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh, who set a new world record at 2.10m. Serbia’s Angelina Topic achieved a national record of 1.98m, finishing third.

In the men’s 3000m, World Cross Country Championships 2023 bronze medallist Stewart McSweyn recorded a season-best of 7:29.46, finishing second. Kenya’s Jacob Krop, a two-time world championships medallist, won the event in 7:28.83, while USA’s Sean McGorty took third in 7:35.63.

In the men’s pole vault, Kurtis Marschall finished sixth with a leap of 5.75m.

Women’s 1500 Metres

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK RECORDS
1. Faith KIPYEGON 10 JAN 1994 KEN 3:49.04 WR*
2. Jessica HULL 22 OCT 1996 AUS 3:50.83 AR
3. Laura MUIR 09 MAY 1993 GBR 3:53.79
4. Linden HALL 20 JUN 1991 AUS 3:56.40
5. Georgia BELL 17 OCT 1993 GBR 3:56.54
6. Susan Lokayo EJORE 09 NOV 1995 KEN 3:57.26
7. Sarah HEALY 13 FEB 2001 IRL 3:57.46
8. Agathe GUILLEMOT 11 JUL 1999 FRA 3:58.05
9. Katie SNOWDEN 09 MAR 1994 GBR 3:58.13
10. Ciara MAGEEAN 12 MAR 1992 IRL 3:58.69
11. Nigist GETACHEW 28 FEB 2002 ETH 3:58.98
12. Esther GUERRERO 07 FEB 1990 ESP 3:59.74
13. Cory Ann MCGEE 29 MAY 1992 USA 4:01.18
Martyna GALANT 26 JAN 1995 POL DNF
Daniela GARCÍA 31 AUG 2001 ESP DNF
Charlotte PIZZO 10 MAY 1997 FRA DNF

Men’s 3000 Metres

Final

PLACE NAME BIRTH DATE NAT. MARK
1. Jacob KROP 04 JUN 2001 KEN 7:28.83
2. Stewart MCSWEYN 01 JUN 1995 AUS 7:29.46
3. Sean MCGORTY 08 MAR 1995 USA 7:35.63
4. Charles PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOT 31 DEC 1990 CAN 7:35.73
5. Thomas RATCLIFFE 03 SEP 1997 USA 7:37.92
6. Thomas FAFARD 06 DEC 1998 CAN 7:38.07
7. Matthew WILKINSON 27 DEC 1998 USA 7:38.18
8. Santiago CATROFE 13 FEB 1999 URU 7:38.95
9. Isaac Kibet NDIEMA 05 FEB 1999 KEN 7:39.12
10. Teddese LEMI 20 JAN 1999 ETH 7:42.42
11. Adisu GIRMA 10 DEC 1999 ETH 7:42.42
12. Nassim HASSAOUS 23 MAR 1994 ESP 7:43.22
13. Milkesa FIKADU 20 FEB 2005 ETH 7:53.51
Mounir AKBACHE 14 MAR 1986 FRA DNF
Benoit CAMPION 12 FEB 1998 FRA DNF
Filip INGEBRIGTSEN 20 APR 1993 NOR DNF

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