• Birech clocks 3000m Steeple World Lead in Marseiles

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Kenya's Jairus Birech posted the World leading time in the men's 3000m steeplechase during the French Pro Tour Meet (European Atheltics Classic Meet) in Marseilles on Saturday, June 3.

The 24-year-old, Birech, who took 4th place at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, pulled away from the lead pack at the bell to take a very comfortable victory  in 8:10.11 ahead of his country man Abraham Kibiwott (8:10.62) and Frenchman Benabbad Mekhissi (8:14.67)

Europe's one of the fastest man Jimmy Vicaut of France clocked 10.02 seconds (w 0.3m/s), the 2nd fastest time in Europe this year to win the men's 100m dash. The women's 100m claimed Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare, who clocked 11.17 seconds against -0.6 second headwind.

Jamaica's world and Olympic games medalist Hansle Parchment clocked 13.49 to win his second 110m hurdle race in two days on French soil. On Friday, June 2 to won the 110m hurdles in Montreul in 13.19 seconds. Parchement skipped most of his 2016 seson due to a hamstring injury.

Ukrain's Olha Zemlyak prevailed in the women's 400m race with 51.74 seconds, meanwhile men's one lap event claimed Pieter Conradie of South Africa with a time of 45.58 seconds.

Godfrey Mokoena of South Africa and Daniel Bramble of Great Britain were the only athletes to surpass the 8.00m mark in the men's long jump. The The 2008 World indoor champion Mokoena leaped 8.07m for the win, while Britain's Bramble with 8.00m settled in second place.

In the women's triple jump Germany's Kristin Gierisch leaped 14.16m for the win. 

Abdelaati Guider of Morocco beat clocked 3:35.19 to take the men's 1500m race.

See full meet results here

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