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Ferguson Rotich claims the crown in Brussels

Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Ferguson Rotich, continued with his superlative performance to claim the Brussels Diamond League that was held on Friday Night (3) at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme in the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

Rotich has been beaten twice by Marco Arop and once by Wyclife Kinyamal who silenced the stubborn Canadian took the two lap race when he crossed the line in style in 1:43.81.

The 31 year-old was Belgiums Elliot Crestan who clocked 1:45.24 and was followed by Cornelius Tuwei who closed the first three finishes in 1:54.24

Chepkoech runs third fastest time as she lifts Brussels meeting title

World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech lived to her expectation as she took top honors at the Brussels Diamond League that was held on Friday (31) night at the at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels.

The 27 year-old dominated the who race after being paced for 1000m by Kenyan Caroline Tuigong, she then held on to the lead crossing the line in a new meet record of 8:55.10 run, the third fastest time in history.

The 2016 African steeplechase gold medallist, Norah Jeruto took second place with a personal best of 8:59.62 with the 2015 world championships gold medallist Hyving Kiyeng closing the podium three finishes in 9:01.60

Selemon Barega stuns the world as he lifts 5000m race in style

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega’s was on another class when he set the world U20 record at the Brussels Diamond League that was held on Friday night at the at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels.

The 18 year-old broke away from compatriots Hagos Gebrhiwet and Yomif Kejelcha with 250 metres to go, surging ahead to cross the line in 12:43.02 to become the fourth fastest ever over the distance, trailing just Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie and Daniel Komen whose performances were all world records. For his part, Barega knocked more than four seconds from the previous world U20 mark of 12:47.53 that was set in 2012 by his fellow country-mate Gebrhiwet in Paris.

“I came for the win and was not at all thinking about a time, but in some way everything came together,” said Barega, whose previous best was 12:55.58.

World 3000m Steeplechase record holder takes on Chespol and Cherono in Brussels

World 3,000m steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will headline the Final Zurich Brussels Diamond League Meeting that will be held on Friday (31) in Brussels, Belgium.

The 27 year-old who became the first woman to break 8:50 and 8:45 will face off with with Africa silver medallist Celliphine Chespol and bronze medallist Fancy Cherono.

Other Kenyans on the start list are former world champion Hyving Kiyeng, Caroline Tuigong, Daisy Jepkemei and Norah Jeruto for company in the water jump event.

The Kenyans water champions will battle for the honors with World champion Emma Coburn of the United States and Commonwealth Games champion Aisha Praught of Jamaica.

Africa 1,500 meters champion Winny Chebet is lined up for the event, where she faces stern test from several world beaters including England’s Laura Muir and Laura Weightman, Netherlands’ Hassan Sifan and Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia.

Commonwealth Games 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal faces off with Africa silver medallist Emmanuel Korir, Ferguson Rotich, Cornelius Tuwei, with Marcin Lewadonski of Poland also in the mix.