• Kipruto continues Kenyan dominance in the 3000m steeplechase as he wins gold in London

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2017 World Athletics Championships Men's 3000m steeplechase final.

The 23-year-old Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya won the men's 3000m steeple chase World title in a dominant fashion  Tuesday, August 8.

The American Evan Jager, who controlled the race for nearly seven laps was passed by Rio Olympics champion, Kipruto, who pulled away from the American with 300m to go to cross the finish line in 8:14.12.  

Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco claimed the silver with a time of 8:14.49 as Jager held on to take bronze in 8:15.53 to become the first American steepler to win a World championship medal in the steeplechase.

"That was a bit of a surprise. I thought I would maybe get a medal next time, so this is great," said Kipruto, who in June injured his ankle at the Kenyan trials and was able to resume his training only one month before the World championships. 

"I'm happy to be world champion. Last year I became Olympic champion and this year to be world champion was my hope," said Kipruto.

"I used my plans well and last night for morale I told myself: 'I am Olympic champion and that others must break me'. There are others who are strong but I used my own plans. I knew if the race was around 8:10 that I was going to win." he added.

Kipruto continued Kenya's superiority in the men's 3000m steeple as the Kenyan athletes have won 12 out of 15 World championships golds in this event.

Men's 3000m Steeplechase results: World Athletics Championships 2017

1 Conseslus KIPRUTO KEN 8:14.12

2 Soufiane ELBAKKALI MAR 8:14.49

3 Evan JAGER USA 8:15.53

4 Mahiedine MEKHISSI FRA 8:15.80

5 Stanley Kipkoech KEBENEI USA 8:21.09

6 Matthew HUGHES CAN 8:21.84 SB

7 Tesfaye DERIBA ETH 8:22.12

8 Tafese SEBOKA ETH 8:23.02

9 Getnet WALE ETH 8:25.28

10 Albert CHEMUTAI UGA 8:25.94

11 Ezekiel KEMBOI KEN 8:29.38

12 Jairus Kipchoge BIRECH KEN 8:32.90

13 Yoann KOWAL FRA 8:34.53

14 Jacob ARAPTANY UGA 8:49.18

   Bilal TABTI ALG DQ




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