• 19 -year-old Jebet clocks 8:59.97 # 2 all time in the women's 3000m steeple
The 19-year-old Ruth Jebet of Bahrain stunned the crowed at Hayward Field on Saturday as she produced the second fastest time in history of the women's 3000m steeplechase.
Kenyan born Bahrain runner Jebet clocked the second fastest time in the women's 3000m steeple of 8.59.97 seconds to claim her first Pre Classic IAAF Diamond League victory at the 2016 Pre Classic in Eugene, OR.
After rabbit dropped out at 2k mark Jebet took the lead and pushed the pace even harder. One lap to go the 19-year-old had 30m lead over Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi. Coming out from the final bend world champion Kiyeng had closed the gap by half and kept sprinting, however Jebet managed to hang on to beat Jepkemoi by 0.04 seconds om the line.
Kenyan Kiyeng set a new personal best new national record and #3 all time in history in the women's 3000m steeplechase.
Emma Coburn, who finished in third clocked 9:10.76 to break her own American record.
Women's 3000m steeple world record belongs to Russia's Gulnara Galkina of 8:58.81.
Women's 3000m Steeple
|1||JEBET Ruth||BRN||8:59.97F||Asian Record|
|3||COBURN Emma||USA||9:10.76F||American Record|
|7||KRAUSE Gesa Felicitas||GER||9:22.33|