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
|1||Norah JERUTO||KAZ||8:53.02 CR|
|2||Werkuha GETACHEW||ETH||8:54.61 NR|
|3||Mekides ABEBE||ETH||8:56.08 PB|
|4||Winfred Mutile YAVI||BRN||9:01.31|
|5||Luiza GEGA||ALB||9:10.04 NR|
|6||Courtney FRERICHS||USA||9:10.59 SB|
|7||Aimee PRATT||GBR||9:15.64 NR|
|13||Celliphine Chepteek CHESPOL||KEN||9:27.34|
|14||Maruša MIŠMAŠ ZRIMŠEK||SLO||9:40.78|
|15||Gesa Felicitas KRAUSE||GER||9:52.66|