Jeruto wins 3000m steeplechase gold with the 3rd fastest time in history

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Norah Jeruto won the World 3000m steeplechase gold medal on day six at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

The 26-year-old Jeruto, with perfect timing, surged away from her three opponents after the last water barrier and seized gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.

Kenyan-born Jeruto clocked 8 minutes, 53.02 seconds, the third fastest time in history. She defeated the Ethiopian silver and bronze medalists Werkuha Getachew (8:54.61) and Mekidas Abebe (8:56.08).

Her gold medal is the first ever for Kazahstan. Jeruto moved to Kazakhstan in 2017. The same year she got authorization to represent the country at the world championships.

Women's 3000m steeplechase final results

1Norah JERUTOKAZ8:53.02 CR
2Werkuha GETACHEWETH8:54.61 NR
3Mekides ABEBEETH8:56.08 PB
4Winfred Mutile YAVIBRN9:01.31
5Luiza GEGAALB9:10.04 NR
6Courtney FRERICHSUSA9:10.59 SB
7Aimee PRATTGBR9:15.64 NR
8Emma COBURNUSA9:16.49
9Marwa BOUZAYANITUN9:20.92
10Alice FINOTFRA9:21.40
11Peruth CHEMUTAIUGA9:21.93
12Courtney WAYMENTUSA9:22.37
13Celliphine Chepteek CHESPOLKEN9:27.34
15Gesa Felicitas KRAUSEGER9:52.66
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