Athletics: Kenya’s Chepkoech breaks women’s steeplechase world record


MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech smashed the world record in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase with a time of eight minutes 44.32 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Athletics – Diamond League – Charlety Stadium, Paris, France – June 30, 2018 Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech celebrates after winning the women’s 3000m steeplechase REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Chepkoech, 27, broke the previous record mark of 8 minutes 52.78 set by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet in 2016.

Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Toby Davis

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