World U20 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist, Faith Cherotich elevated her status as she produces an absolutely stunning solo effort to run away with the Women 3000m steeplechase crown at the ongoing World U20 Championships that are being held in Cali, Colombia.
The 18 year-old took the honors in a scintillating style crossing the finish line with her second fastest of 9:16.13.
Cherotich pipped Sembo Almayew from Ethiopia who was the race favorite as she also came to the race with three records under her belt of WU18B, AU18B, NU20R and with also the fastest time on paper of 9:09.19 that she got at the Paris Diamond League.
Almayew could not hold the quick pace of the Kenyan as she was left gasping for breath and forced to settle for the second spot in a time of 9:30.41 with her compatriot Meseret Yeshaneh closing the podium three finishes in 9:42.02.
There was another battle outside the podium as Tunisia’s Rihab Dhahri pipped Kenya’s Pamela Kosgei to cross the line in fourth and fifth place with a time of10:06.42 and 10:06.46 respectively.