3000m steeplechase: Chespol finishes thirteenth as former Kenyan Jeruto triumphs for Kazakhstan

3000m steeplechase: Chespol finishes thirteenth as former Kenyan Jeruto triumphs for Kazakhstan

There was no medal for Kenya in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final when the country’s sole hope, Celliphine Chespol could only manage thirteenth place in a time of 9 minutes 27.34 seconds.

There was no medal for Kenya in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final when the country’s sole hope, Celliphine Chespol could only manage thirteenth place in a time of 9 minutes 27.34 seconds.

Norah Jeruto,who won the 2011 World U18 2000m steeplechase title and the 2016 African 3000m steeplechase title for Kenya and now running for Kazakhstan won the gold medal in a a championship record of 8:53.02 to consolidate her No.3 spot on the all-time list.

In the first women's 3000m steeplechase race in history where the top three all dipped under nine minutes, Jeruto was followed over the finish line by Ethiopia’s African champion Werkuha Getachew in a 8:54.61 national record and Olympic fourth-place finisher Mekides Abebe in a PB of 8:56.08. Those times move them to fourth and fifth respectively behind Jeruto on the world all-time list.

It's Jeruto’s first senior global gold and the first ever title for Kazakhstan at the World Athletics Championships.

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