Athletics: Kenya’s Chepkoech smashes women’s steeplechase world record

Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech celebrates after winning women's 3000m. ©, Photo: RR

Casablanca, (ADV with agencies) – Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech smashed the world record in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase with a time of eight minutes 44.32 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

“I am so grateful,” Chepkoech told reporters. “I said from the beginning, from the first lap, and I was watching the time, and I knew I was going to break the world record.”

Recall that Chepkoech, 27, broke the previous record mark of 8 minutes 52.78 set by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet in 2016 and, after breaking clear 2,000 meters into the race, she finished 16 seconds clear of her nearest rival.

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