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Benjamin Kigen runs world lead as Conseslus Kipruto falters in Paris

The battle between the former and current Olympic champions never happened as the two bowed out of the race at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that was held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

The 2020 Tokyo champion, Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco was the first to bow out as he collided to the first barrier forcing him to pull out while Conseslus Kipruto pulled out in the third round of the race.

The race had its uniqueness as Tokyo bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen led 1-2-3.

The 2019 African games gold medallist started pulling away from the group at the bell and continued to increase his momentum creating a gap at the last 20m to cross the line with one of his finest kick clocking a world lead time of 8.07.12.

The 28 year-old was followed by the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships gold medallist Abraham Kibiwot who crossed the line in 8:09.35 with Leonard Kipkemoi Bett closing the podium three finishes in 8:10.21.

Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale finished in fourth place  in 8:13.31 while Hillary Bor from the United States finished a distant ninth in 8:21.02.

LEADING RESULTS

3000m Steeplechase Men

  1. Benjamin Kigen  (KEN) 8:07.12
  2. Abraham Kibiwot (KEN) 8:09.35
  3. Leonard Bett (KEN) 8:10.21
  4. Getnet Wale (ETH) 8:13.31
  5. Matthew Hughes (CAN) 8:13.77

Battle of the Titans in Paris as Conseslus Kipruto faces Soufiane El Bakkali

World 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will square it out with the Tokyo Olympic champion, Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that will be held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

El Bakkali, who in Tokyo became the first non-Kenyan to win the men’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase title since Poland’s Bronislaw Malinowski at the 1980 Moscow Games – which Kenya boycotted – will be favourite on paper to record another victory in Paris.

The Moroccan will have to battle with his most fierce opponent the Rio 2016 Games gold medallist and double world champion Kipruto, who dropped out of the Kenyan Olympic trials after two laps following an injury that has been toll on him.

Despite Kipruto’s outstanding success in major championships, El Bakkali is the fastest runner in the field with a best of 7:58.15. Kipruto, surprisingly, has never bettered 8 minutes, with a best of 8:00.12.

Lamecha Girma will be the Ethiopia’s hope as he carries his personal best of 8:01.36 that he got at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, where he won the silver medal and set the new Ethiopian national record.

Kenya makes history in 3000m steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics

This year will be first time in Kenyan running history of not sending three athletes to the final in the nine Olympics games that Kenya has participated in.

Abraham Kibiwott and Benjamin Kigen are Kenya’s hope as Leonard Bett failed to make the cut at the Tokyo Olympics games that was held on Friday morning at the OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

World silver-medalist Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia sailed to the final of the men’s 3,000m steeplechase with the fastest time of 8:09.83.

The 20-year-old who took the second place at the 2019 world championships in Doha carries on his shoulders the world’s leading time of of 8:07.75 that he set at the Monaco Diamond League earlier this month.

This year’s 3,000m steeplechase finals that will be held on Monday will be wide open as the defending champion Conseslus Kipruto failed to qualify for the tournament and will not defend his title that he won in Rio Olympics five years ago.

The East African nation now now will put their hopes on Kibiwot, who pulled the second fastest time of 8:12.25.

“The race was good, it was actually fantastic,” he said. “Tokyo is hot, the temperature is high but we are hoping to make Kenya proud as usual.”

Benjamin Kigen who also qualified with a season best of 8:10.80 will partner with Kibiwott in making sure that steeplechase gold and silver comes homes.

The two Kenyans will face off with the ever green Lamecha and Getnet Wale who also made it to the finals.

Japan’s Ryuji Miura, 19, produced a national record timing of 8:09.92 to make it to the final, and he will have the support of the entire host nation to help challenge for medals.

Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, the 2017 world champion silver medallist in London and the bronze medalist in the championships in Doha also qualified for the finals. The 25 year old, goes to the finals with a personal best of 7:58.15 that he set in 2018 in Monaco.

World Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge Named Race Ambassador

World marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been appointed the brand ambassador the Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial Ndalat Gaa Cross Country Championship.

Kipchoge who hails from Nandi County was named as the ambassador because he hails from area and his exceptional performance in athletics.

The event’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Abraham ‘Solo” Mutai said Kipchoge’s mandate will be to market the event, nurture and mentor upcoming promising athletes taking part in the race.

Kipchoge is fresh from winning this year’s Berlin Marathon on September 24, where set a new world marathon record of 2:01.39 in the German capital.

At the Ndalaat Gaa cross country championships, is where budding athletes are nurtured and sanctified to conquer the world.

Joseph Ebuya started the season by winning the 2009 Ndalat Gaa meeting before going ahead to bag the world cross-country title in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2010.

Ebuya’s win brought the individual senior men’s 12km title back to Kenya for the first time since Paul Tergat won in Belfast 1999.

The 2011 London Marathon winner Prisca Jeptoo won in 2012 after claiming silver medals at Daegu worlds while Vivian Cheruiyot went ahead to strike two gold medals in 2011 and crowned the world cross-country title.

Olympic, world and Commonwealth games 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is another one among the many athletes who have developed and horned their talent in this annual run.

Conseslus Kipruto involved in a car accident

World and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto escaped unhurt following Tuesday night accident along Eldoret Kapsabet road near Eldoret International Airport.

The accident occurred after the Kipruto’s vehicle hit a moving tractor from behind damaging the front wheel, with the tractor rear tire bursting rendering it immovable.

The world 3000m steeplechase champion, together with the occupants of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

A visit at the scene of accident, the parts of the damaged parts can be seen, implicating the impact of the accident.

Police officers towed the vehicle to Langas police station.

Tractor involved in an accident at the scene of accident Photo: Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

The 23 year-old could not be reached on phone as it went went unanswered before publishing the story.

On Tuesday night, photos of Kipruto car appeared on social media sparkling anxiety among family members, athletes and friends.

Conseslus Kipruto on cloud nine as he wins Africa the third gold at Continental Cup

Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto was once again on another rampage as he gave Africa her third gold medal in 3000m steeplechase race on the first day of the Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.

Kipruto who partnered with his fierce rival Morroco’s Soufiane El Bakkali who later dropped out of race after being stumbled by John Koech took control of the race held on to held on to cross the line in 8:22.55.

Kipruto took a lap of honor when he reached the 400m mark, exhorting the crowd to up the noise with upward motions of his arms before crossing the line to collect the eight points for the African continent.

Canada’s Matthew Hughes was second in 8:29.70 with Yohanes Chiappinelli of Italy crossed the line in third in 8:32.89.

Injured Conseslus Kipruto wins 3000m steeplechase race with one shoe

Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto followed his Olympic and world titles by winning the Zurich Diamond League that was held on Thursday night in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kipruto’s left shoe came off early in the 3000m race, but he still managed to pass world silver medalist Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco when he crossed the line in 8:10.15 with El Bakkali coming in second in 8:11.19.

Kipruto has proven himself over and again as a competitor, winning the 2016 Olympic title and beating El Bakkali to last year’s world title, but he has surely never faced such a challenge as this.

“I have big pain,” he said, “I am injured because I lost my left shoe. That was a mess.”

The field was one of the deepest of all time — including the nine men who combined to own the 26 fastest times in the world this year.

U.S. Olympic silver medalist Evan Jager was looking to become the first American to break eight minutes but It didn’t happen forcing him to come third in 8:13.22.

Kipruto had looked vulnerable in 2018 with three Diamond League defeats.

World Cup: Nine Kenyans in Africa’s Squad

Kenya, which topped the standings at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba has nine athletes in Africa’s IAAF Continental Cup team for the championships to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic on September 8-9.

Kenya with 19 medals, including 11 golds, will be represented by only nine athletes next month fewer than former champion South Africa which has the highest number of athletes, with 20.

The 2015 World javelin champion Julius Yego, who reclaimed his javelin throw title, and Mathew Sawe, who retained his high jump crown are the Kenyans in field events discipline that made it into the squad.

World, Olympics and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Conseslus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase), World Hellen Obiri (5,000m) and Elijah Manangoi (1,500m) are in the team.

World record holder Beatrice Chepkoech (3000m steeplechase), who won women’s 3,000m steeplechase in Asaba, Wunderkind Edward Zakayo, who won the 5,000m title at the World Under-20 and Africa Championships, has been picked in his specialty.

The new Africa 1,500m champion Winny Chebet will square it off in the metric mile race with Emmanuel Korir, who settled for silver in 800m battling in the two-lap race.

The Kenyan quartet of Jared Momanyi, Alfas Kishoyian, Aaron Koech and Emmanuel Korir won the gold medal  in Asaba with a Championships Record time of 3:00.92, but none of the athletes were included in the African team.

Team Nigeria has 16 athletes; Morocco has a total of six athletes, while Egypt and Ethiopia both have four athletes on the team.

Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Burundi, Swaziland, Uganda and Djibouti only have one athlete each on the team.

The Continental Cup is held every four years since 2010, replacing the previous Athletics World Cup and involves teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Conseslus Kipruto dedicates his Birmingham win to Nicholas Bett

World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase gold medalist Conseslus Kipruto dedicated his Birmingham win to the fallen 400m hurdles hero immediately after winning the race at Alexander Stadium.

In his social media page of Face the African water hurdle champion said,” I’m dedicating my winning today in IAAF Birmingham to our lost beloved brother Nicholas Bett. My his soul rest in peace”

The commonwealth champion took 8:14.33 and was followed closely by Chala Beyo from Ethiopia who crossed the line 28 seconds later.

Nicholas Kiptanui Bett finishing third in 8:16.44.

Conseslus Kipruto takes the Birmingham 3000m steeplechase title

World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto proved yet again that he is the barrier champion when he easily won the Birmingham Diamond League that was held on Saturday (18) in Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

The African Steeplechase champion took 8:14.33 and was followed closely by Chala Beyo from Ethiopia who crossed the line 28 seconds later.

Nicholas Kiptanui Bett closed the podium three finishes in 8:16.44.

Leonard Kipkemoi Bett finished fourth in a personal best of 8:16.07 with Benjamin Kigen crossing the line in 8:17.43.