Kipyegon made history after winning her second gold at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.
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President William Ruto, his deputy Rigathi Gachugua, and former prime minister Raila Odinga led Kenyans in celebrating athlete Faith Kipyegon after winning gold in 5000M in Budapest.

On Saturday night, Kipyegon made history after winning her second gold at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Another Kenyan Beatrice Chebet grabbed bronze while Ethiopia’s Sifan Hassan took home a silver medal.


Here are prominent figures who celebrated Faith Kipyegon;

President William Ruto

The brilliant, exceptional, and incomparable Faith Kipyegon has bagged a second Gold in the 5000m at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Well in Emanuel Wanyonyi and Beatrice Chebet for Silver in the men's 800m and bronze in women's 5000m.


Raila Odinga

Congratulations to Faith Kipyegon for her stunning 1500m/5000m double victory in Budapest.

In 2023, she's broken three world records and secured two world titles, putting 🇰🇪 firmly on the map and solidifying her place in the record books as one of the greatest athletes ever.

Speaker Moses Wetangula

A heartfelt salute to Faith Kipyegon for shining on the global stage!

Warm congratulations to both Faith and Beatrice Chebet for securing the gold and bronze medals.  Their remarkable achievements truly embody the indomitable spirit of Kenya. 🇰🇪🥇🥉👏

Governor Natembeya

What a massive Showdown! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning the 5000M finals.

DP Rigathi Gachagua

Class is permanent.

Once again, our star Faith Kipyegon has stamped her authority to remarkably win the 5000m in the World Athletics Championships, Budapest, Hungary.

This is priceless talent. Amazing! Congratulations, Faith. You are the pride of our nation!

Special plaudits to Beatrice Chebet who came third in the race and Emmanuel Wanyonyi for bagging silver in 800m.

Faith Kipyegon
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CS Kipchumba Murkomen

Faith Kipyegon is INCREDIBLY talented Athelete. Joy to watch.  The Lady of the moment. Our national heroine. Thank you for the gold medal in 5000m and for being the first woman to do a double in world championship in 1500M and 5000M 💪

CS Aden Duale

Congratulations Faith Kipyegon; the Golden Girl!

Winning the Women's 5,000m race shortly after giving the 1,500m a flash finish is evidence enough that you are the best of our time!

Beatrice Chebet, congratulations for bagging the Bronze!

The Kenyan flag flies high tonight!

Hassan Joho

iNCREDIBLE!!  She’s done it again. Hongera Faith Kipyegon for another gold in 5,000m & for being the first ever woman to do a double in world championship in 1,500m and 5,000m.

Well in Emmanuel Wanyonyi for bagging Silver in the men’s 800m his first ever medal on the senior world stage and Beatrice Chebet on your Bronze medal in the women’s 5,000m.

KENYA 🇰🇪 is proud of you all.

CS Alfred Mutua

Faith Kipyegon does it again!! she wins another Gold medal for Team Kenya in the 5000M race after a scintillating final lap. Wow! what a lung bursting performance, unbelievable.

She’s indeed the gift that keeps on giving. Massive congratulations to the undisputed G.O.A.T and the pride of Kenya!

Gideon Moi

Faith Kipyegon is simply the best of our time. We salute her for that remarkably outstanding victory in the Women's 5000m race in  Budapest, Hungary

Governor James Orengo

Faith Kipyegon is a God given gift to Kenya that keeps glittering like chandeliers.

That was a brisk, invigorating run especially in the last lap to win gold in the Women's 5000m race at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Congratulations 👏

Governor Susan Kihika

A Spectacular Performance!!

Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for the 5000m World Athletics Championship Gold Medal🏅

Nakuru & Kenya are mighty proud of you!!

CS Kithure Kindiki

What an exhilarating performance by Faith Kipyegon! A second gold medal in Budapest underlines your prowess in the world of Athletics and raises the Kenyan flag higher! Congratulations.

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