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Women’s 1500m start list: World Athletics Championships 2023

Kipyegon Faith of Kenya celebrates gold in the women's 1500m final at the World Athletics Champiionships 2022

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 18) — Two-time defending champion and world record holder Faith Kipyegon begins her quest to win another double when she lines in the heats of the Women’s 1500m at the World Athletics Championships 2023 on Saturday morning’s Day 1 here in Budapest.

Kipyegon, who won gold in 2017 and 2022, enters the championships with a blistering 3:49.11 world record time and the Kenyan star will start as the favorite to advance easily from the second heat of the competition.

Read more: Day 1: World Athletics Championships start lists, live results, live streams

Meanwhile, European champion Laura Muir of Great Britain and Dutch 2019 world champion Sifan Hassan are both featuring from heat one and they are also expected to make their mark. Fans should expect them to also advance comfortably to the semifinals.

Other notable athletes who are anticipated to progress smoothly to the semis of the women’s 1500m include Ethiopians Diribe Welteji, and Birke Haylom, Australia’s Jessica Hull, Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, and the USA’s trio of Nikki Hiltz, Cory McGee, and Sinclaire Johnson.

Women’s 1500m start list: World Athletics Championships 2023

Heat 1 – 19 August 2023, 13:15

  1. Sofia ENNAOUI, POL – PB: 3:59.70, SB: 4:03.68
  2. Nozomi TANAKA, JPN – PB: 3:59.19, SB: 4:06.75
  3. Alma Delia CORTES, MEX – PB: 4:06.06, SB: 4:09.20
  4. Abbey CALDWELL, AUS – PB: 4:01.15, SB: 4:01.15
  5. Laura MUIR, GBR – PB: 3:54.50, SB: 3:57.09
  6. Şilan AYYILDIZ, TUR – PB: 4:10.59, SB: 4:11.55
  7. Edinah JEBITOK, KEN – PB: 4:02.00, SB: 4:02.00
  8. Jaqueline Beatriz WEBER, BRA – PB: 4:14.83, SB: 4:14.83
  9. Lucia STAFFORD, CAN – PB: 4:02.03, SB: 4:02.03
  10. Vera HOFFMANN, LUX – PB: 4:06.94, SB: 4:06.94
  11. Sifan HASSAN, NED – PB: 3:51.95, SB: 3:58.12
  12. Nathalie BLOMQVIST, FIN – PB: 4:08.46, SB: 4:08.46
  13. Claudia Mihaela BOBOCEA, ROU – PB: 4:01.10, SB: 4:03.76
  14. Nikki HILTZ, USA – PB: 3:59.61, SB: 3:59.61

Heat 2 – 19 August 2023, 13:26

  1. Elise VANDERELST, BEL – PB: 4:02.63, SB: 4:05.26
  2. Sofia THØGERSEN, DEN – PB: 4:11.08, SB: 4:11.08
  3. Melissa COURTNEY-BRYANT, GBR – PB: 3:58.01, SB: 3:58.01
  4. Hanna HERMANSSON, SWE – PB: 4:05.76, SB: 4:07.89
  5. Lili Anna VINDICS-TÓTH, HUN – PB: 4:11.08, SB: 4:11.08
  6. Faith KIPYEGON, KEN – PB: 3:49.11, SB: 3:49.11
  7. Sarah HEALY, IRL – PB: 4:01.75, SB: 4:01.75
  8. Agathe GUILLEMOT, FRA – PB: 4:03.26, SB: 4:03.26
  9. Esther GUERRERO, ESP – PB: 4:02.41, SB: 4:03.07
  10. Diribe WELTEJI, ETH – PB: 3:55.08, SB: 3:55.08
  11. Salomé AFONSO, POR – PB: 4:06.04, SB: 4:06.04
  12. Gaia SABBATINI, ITA – PB: 4:01.24, SB: 4:01.24
  13. Carina VILJOEN, RSA – PB: 4:07.11, SB: 4:07.11
  14. Aleksandra PŁOCIŃSKA, POL – PB: 4:06.84, SB: 4:06.84

Heat 3 – 19 August 2023, 13:37

  1. Birke HAYLOM, ETH – PB: 3:54.93, SB: 3:54.93
  2. Sinclaire JOHNSON, USA – PB: 3:58.85, SB: 4:03.49
  3. Joceline WIND, SUI – PB: 4:11.25, SB: 4:11.25
  4. Yume GOTO, JPN – PB: 4:09.50, SB: 4:09.61
  5. Nelly CHEPCHIRCHIR, KEN – PB: 3:58.96, SB: 3:58.96
  6. Sintayehu VISSA, ITA – PB: 4:01.98, SB: 4:01.98
  7. Linden HALL, AUS – PB: 3:57.27, SB: 3:57.27
  8. Marta PÉREZ, ESP – PB: 4:00.12, SB: 4:02.35
  9. Kristiina MÄKI, CZE – PB: 4:01.23, SB: 4:03.27
  10. Simone PLOURDE, CAN – PB: 4:06.47, SB: 4:06.47
  11. Katie SNOWDEN, GBR – PB: 4:00.04, SB: 4:00.04
  12. Eliza MEGGER, POL – PB: 4:03.04, SB: 4:06.08
  13. Sophie O’SULLIVAN, IRL – PB: 4:07.18, SB: 4:07.18
  14. Thi Oanh NGUYEN, VIE – PB: 4:13.88, SB: 4:15.55

Heat 4 – 19 August 2023, 13:48

  1. Gresa BAKRAÇI, KOS – PB: 4:20.05, SB: 4:20.05
  2. Purity CHEPKIRUI, KEN – PB: 4:04.69, SB: 4:04.69
  3. Ludovica CAVALLI, ITA – PB: 4:03.04, SB: 4:03.04
  4. Ciara MAGEEAN, IRL – PB: 3:56.63, SB: 3:58.28
  5. Kate CURRENT, CAN – PB: 4:11.25, SB: 4:11.25
  6. Cory Ann MCGEE, USA – PB: 4:00.34, SB: 4:00.61
  7. Águeda MARQUÉS, ESP – PB: 4:03.78, SB: 4:03.78
  8. Hirut MESHESHA, ETH – PB: 3:54.87, SB: 3:54.87
  9. Winnie NANYONDO, UGA – PB: 3:59.56, SB: 4:01.96
  10. Jessica HULL, AUS – PB: 3:57.29, SB: 3:57.29
  11. Amalie SÆTEN, NOR – PB: 4:08.29, SB: 4:08.29
  12. Adelle TRACEY, JAM – PB: 4:02.36, SB: 4:02.61
  13. Fedra Aldana LUNA SAMBRAN, ARG – PB: 4:10.98, SB: 4:10.98
  14. Marta PEN FREITAS, POR – PB: 4:03.79, SB: 4:06.05

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