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• 19 -year-old Jebet clocks 8:59.97 # 2 all time in the women's 3000m steeple

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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.

Watch Race Video Here.

Women's 3000m Steeple

Pos Name Country Result
1 JEBET Ruth BRN 8:59.97F Asian Record
2 KIYENG Hyvin KEN 9:00.01F NR
3 COBURN Emma USA 9:10.76F American Record
4 CHEPKOECH Beatrice KEN 9:17.41
5 ASSEFA Sofia ETH 9:18.16
6 O'CONNOR Leah USA 9:18.85
7 KRAUSE Gesa Felicitas GER 9:22.33
8 CHEPKURUI Lidya KEN 9:22.81
9 KIRUI Purity KEN 9:31.76
10 LALONDE Geneviève CAN 9:32.17
11 HIGGINSON Ashley USA 9:33.38
12 NYAMBURA Virginia KEN 9:36.09
DNF KIPP Shalaya USA DNF




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