Bett, Meyan sweep 2000m steeplechase medals

Bett, Meyan sweep 2000m steeplechase medals

It was double glory for Kenya as Leonard Bett and Cleophas Meyan swept away the first two positions in the boys 2000m steeplechase final on the last day of the IAAF World U18 Championship at a  packed Kasarani Stadium.

Running tactically, the Kenyan duo took charge of the race after two laps carefully managing to destroy the two Ethiopians hot on their heel.

The Gold and Silver were clearly going to Kenya on the final lap and the boys accelerated pace but it was Bett who had an upper hand for gold while Meyan clocked a new personal best of 5:33.07 for the silver.

Boy’s 2000m steeplechase results

1. Leonard Kipkemoi BETT 5:32.52            

2. Cleophas Kandie MEYAN 5:33.07         

3. Alemu KITESSA 5:42.10            

4. Girma DIRIBA 5:45.77

5. Murat YALÇINKAYA 5:49.27    

6. Saba KHVICHAVA 5:52.64

7. Joel KIPLANGAT 5:55.25

8. Hamza SEKHMANI 5:56.70      

9. Hamdani BENAHMED 5:58.11

10. Mohammed AL-SULEIMANI 5:59.72

11. Robert DE VILLIERS 6:05.23  

12. Aleksander WIACEK 6:06.22

13. Anil KALAYCI 6:07.85               

14. Toni BAÑOS 6:15.32

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