Laura Muir finished sixth in the women’s 1500m final as Faith Kipyegon claimed her third World Championships gold in dominant fashion in Budapest.

An emotional Muir, winner of world bronze last year, faded to finish in three minutes 58.58 seconds after the most challenging year of her career.

Kenya’s world record holder Kipyegon appeared in control throughout, taking victory in 3:54.87.

Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji beat Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan to bronze.

Britons Katie Snowden (3:59.65) and Melissa Courtney-Bryant (4:03.31) placed eighth and 12th respectively.

Kipyegon has proven untouchable this year, setting three world records over as many distances.

The two-time Olympic champion led from the front, controlling proceedings at a comfortable pace when compared to that of her record time of 3:49.11 set in June.

That all changed in the closing stages, the 29-year-old displaying her class and superiority as she effortlessly left her rivals behind with an injection of pace.

Muir’s medal bid faltered over the final 200m as Welteji got closest to Kipyegon and Hassan claimed bronze following her dramatic fall as she battled for 10,000m gold on Saturday.

More to follow.

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