Australian runner among record-breakers in Paris – and she still finished second

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh also soared to a world high-jump record at a remarkable meeting, sending a pre-Olympic warning to her Australian rivals Nicola Olyslagers and Eleanor Patterson.

The two landmarks were shattered within an hour of each other, with double Olympic champion Kipyegon improving her own mark by 0.07 seconds after world champion Mahuchikh eclipsed one of the oldest women’s marks by clearing 2.10 metres in the high jump.

In the metric mile, Hull celebrated her runner-up spot in 3:50.83, eclipsing her own Australian and Oceanian mark to move to fifth on the world all-time list.


Sydney’s Hull pursued Kipyegon after the pacemakers dropped out, with the Kenyan star covering the third lap in 60.8 seconds as she increased the pace.

She kicked at the bell to open a gap over 27-year-old Hull, striding clear to take seven-hundredths of a second off the world record she set last year in Florence.

Hull was second in the first race to feature 12 women finishing inside four minutes.

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