Ciara Mageean has finished 2nd to World and Olympic Champion Faith Kipyegon in a stacked 1500m final at tonight’s Diamond League Meet in Zurich (Sept 8th). The Portaferry star produced yet another world class display to cross in 4.01.68, finishing ahead of a star-studded field of 1500m athletes.
Kipyegon of Kenya claimed the win in a time of 4:00.44, but it was Mageean who would lead home the remaining podium contenders, again racing tactically perfect before gritting it out coming into the final fifty meters to claim yet another historic result. Freweyni Hailu finished 3rd in 4.01.73, while the silver and bronze medallists from the World 1500m final earlier this year (Laura Muir and Gudaf Tsegay) were back in 5th and 6th, further illustrating the level of Mageean’s performance.
The performance comes only 6-days on from her record breaking 1500m display in Brussels where the European silver medallist broke Sonia O’Sullivan’s long-standing Irish 1500m record with a breath-taking 3.56.63.
It completes a remarkable season for the City of Lisburn AC athlete which also included a Commonwealth Games silver medal earlier this summer.
Full result HERE