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Norah Jeruto destroys the 3000m steeplechase championships record

Former Africa Athletics 3000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto smashed the championships record in the women 3000m steeplechase race at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The Kazakhstan’s Kenyan-born destroyed the record when she ran the third fastest time in the world of 8:53.02 and giving her adopted country the first ever gold over the distance.

Jeruto who is also the former world Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion was followed by Ethiopia’s Werkuha Getachew who set as Ethiopia National Record of 8:54.61 with her compatriot Mekides Abebe closing the podium three finishes in 8:56.08.

The 2018 Asian Games champion, Winfred Mutile Yavi came home in fourth place as she equalled her own finish from 2019 and is the best finish in the event for Bahrain.

The 2016 European silver medallist, Luiza Gega of Albania crossed the finish line in fifth place in an Albanian national record of 9:10.04, which is the best finish ever for her country in the women’s steeplechase, after her own finish of 9th in 2019. Gega’s fifth place is also the best finish for Albania in any event at the World Championships.

Norah Jeruto runs a world leading time at Pre Classic

Kazakhstan’s Kenyan-born Norah Jeruto ran the fastest time in women 3000m steeplechase race at the Pre Classic Diamond League Meeting held on Saturday (28) in Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The reigning Kipkeino classic champion cut the tape in a world leading time of 8:57.97 and she was followed by another Kenyan born Bahrain runner, Winfred Yavi who crossed the finish in 8:58.71

Beatrice Chepkoech the star to watch at Pre Classic

World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will be the star to watch as she faces four fastest runners over the distance at the Pre Classic Diamond League Meeting that will be held on Friday (27) in Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The 30-year-old who holds the world’s fastest time of 8:44.32 that she set three years ago, will lead a star studded field that include Tokyo 3000m women steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai from Uganda, the 2017 World champion, Emma Coburn from the United States, Courtney Frerichs, the Olympic silver medalist.

Chepkoech who is fresh from claiming the Kenyan women title last month with a time of 9:28.34 will be making her first international outing this season.

Chemutai made her first appearance this season at the Kip Keino Classic where she took bronze medal after finishing behind the Kenyan-Kazakhstan runner, Norah Jeruto who took the honors.

Coburn will be taking part in her first steeple since the Olympic final, where she fell over a barrier while out of contention on the final lap, crossed the finish line 14th and was later disqualified for stepping off the track amid the stumble.

Frerichs who is also the 2017 World silver medallist, lowered her American record at Pre last year when she crossed the line in a life time best of 8:57.77.

Norah Jeruto wins the of Discovery Kenya Cross country

Former Africa Athletics 3000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto, took the top honors at the 31st edition of Discovery Kenya Cross country championships that were held on Sunday (30) at the Eldoret Sports Club.

Jeruto is also the former world Youth 2,000m steeplechase champion overpowered her younger sister Daisy Jepkemei to cut the tape in 33:29.6 with the latter crossing the line in second in 34:04.5

Dorcas Chepchirchir Tuitoek closed the podium three finishes in 34:21.8.

European Champion Clubs Cup Cross Country champion, Irene Cheptai and the 2015 African Games 10000m champion, Alice Aprot finished infourth and fifth place in 34:38.8 and 35:04.4 respectively.



  1. Norah Jeruto            33:29.6
  2. Daisy jepkemei        34:04.5
  3. Dorcas Jepchirchir  34:21.8
  4. Irene Cheptai           34:38.8
  5. Alice Aprot               35:04.4

Norah Jeruto wins the 10K Valencia Ibercaja race

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto lived to her expectations as she took the top honors at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that was be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

The 2011 World U18 2000m steeplechase champion became the instant race favorite after Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw, the second fastest half-marathon record holder, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week.

Jeruto and Gladys Chepkurui accompanied by Norwegian Karoline Grovdal and Swedish runner Meraf Bahta broke away from the field from the very start. The pacemaker ran the first kilometer in 3:03 and second in 3:05 and considering the strong headwind it was clear that it would be almost impossible to see sub 30 minute performance in Valencia. Near the 5km marker Sweden’s Meraf Bahta tried to pull away from the lead pack crossing the half way in 15:09 just few seconds ahead of Jeruto. Meanwhile Chepkirui was sitting a few seconds away from the leaders in second place followed by Norway’s European cross country champion Grovdal.

Former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion Jeruto gave a kick of her life as she cut the tape in 30:35 and was followed by Grovdal whose tactics paid off as she pulled away from 5km Österreichischer Frauenlauf winner to cross the line in second three seconds later.

Chepkirui was forced to finish in third spot in 30:48

Ethiopia’s Anchinalu Dessie Genaneh came home in fourth in 31:22 with Meraf Bahta finishing in fifth with a new Swedish record of 31:22



  1. Norah Jeruto             (KEN) 30:35
  2. Karoline Grovdal     (NOR) 30:38
  3. Gladys Chepkurui    (KEN) 30:48
  4. Anchinalu Genaneh (ETH) 31:01
  5. Meraf Bahta             (SWE) 31:22 NR

Beatrice Chebet to battle Dawit Seyaum at Campaccio

The 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet will battle for honors with Ethiopia’s 1500m specialist Dawit Seyaum at the 65th edition of Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano that will be held today (Thursday 6).

The 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion will target to win her first World Cross Country Tour Gold race of the season after finishing second in Atapuerca in November last year and third at the Cross Italica in Seville.

The 21 year-old will have to pass through fire as she will clash with Seyaum who is in her best shape ever after setting the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Chebet will face –off once again with Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes Daniel, who beat her by one second at Cross Internacional de Atapuerca.

Last year she beat a high-quality field to win the 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha in 8:27.49.

Kip Keino Classic silver medallist in 5000m, Eva Cherono and Lucy Mawia Muli,the winner of Cross Internacional de Soria have also be added on the startlist as well as Ethiopia’s Belayneh Pantaye, who clocked 14:44.51 for 5000m last year.

European U23 Cross Country champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy will carry the hopes of her country after a finishing seventh at the Tokyo Games in the 5000m finals in 14:46.29 which was two seconds shy of the Italian record.

The 21 year-old finished third last week at the Boclassic 5km race behind Seyaum and Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto.

Slovenia’s Klara Lukan, Poland’s European U23 steeplechase silver medallist Kinga Krolik, Italy’s European U23 10,000m silver medallist Anna Arnaudo and Giovanna Selva will also be on the start line to battle for honors.

This year’s edition of the famous Italian race will honor the memory of 1973 world cross-country champion Paola Pigni, who died last June, and Agnes Tirop, who finished third in 2017 and second in 2018 in San Giorgio su Legnano.

Norah Jeruto to battle Yalemzerf Yehualaw at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto will battle for the honors with the second fastest half-marathon record holder Yalemzerf Yehualaw from Ethiopia at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that will be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

Jeruto comes to this race with a personal best of 29:51 that she got last years edition and she will have an uphill task as she  tries to upset Yehualaw who has been in great shape in recent time. The 22 year-old Ethiopian carries on her shoulder a personal of 31:17 that she got in 2020 at the San Silvestre Vallecana while taking the top honors.

The race organisers have put the two together as they target to attack the women 10k world record of 29:38 that was set by Tokyo Olympics silver medallist in 10,000m race, Kalkidan Gezahegne from Bahrain in October last year.

Jeruto holds the third fastest time in history in 3000m obstacles of 8: 53.65.

Two more Kenyans Gladys Chepkurui who comes to this race with a personal best of 14:29 that she got in October of last year at the 5K Österreichischer Frauenlauf and Diana Chesang will be on the start line ready to roar.

Jeruto beats Chelimo to lift Cross Internacional de Itálica title

Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto took the top honors at Cross Internacional de Itálica which is a World Athletics Cross Country Tour which is the fifth Gold meeting of the season that was held on Sunday (21) in Santiponce, Italy.

Jeruto who finished in fourth-place at the Cross de Atapuerca took command of the race at the finishing point to out sprint Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo from Kenya cutting the tape in 24:22 with Chelimo coming home a second later.

Betrice Chebet closed the first three podium finishes in 24:35.

Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi, who finished sixth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, crossed the line in fourth while Ghebreneyohannes Rahel from Eritrea came home in fifth in 24:38 and 24:58 respectively.


  1. Norah Tanui Jeruto                    (KEN) 24:22
  2. Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo  (KEN) 24:23
  3. Beatrice CHEBET                         (KEN) 24:35
  4. Senbere Teferi                              (ETH) 24:38
  5. Ghebreneyohannes Rahel           (ETI) 24:58

Dawit Seyaum smashes the 5KM world record

Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum smashed the 5KM world record at the Urbain Trail Lille Race that was held on Saturday (6) in Lille, France.

Seyaum took off two seconds from the previous record that was set in February this year by Beatrice Chepkoech from Kenya.

The 2015 African Games 1500m champion who was contesting in her fourth road race of her career, had former Africa 3,000m steeplechase champion, Norah Jeruto and African 5000m bronze medallist Meskerem Mamo for company through the early stages.

The 25 years-old held of the two surging ahead with a pace of her life as she cut the tape in a new personal best and world Record of 14:41.

Jeruto crossed the line in second place in a time of 14:43 with Mamo closing the podium first three in 14:55.



  1. Dawit Seyaum        (ETH) 14:41
  2. Norah Jeruto          (KZN) 14:43
  3. Meskerem Mamo   (ETH) 14:55

Margaret Chelimo smashes the 10km world Record

 The 2019 World silver medallist Champion in 5000m, Margaret Chelimo smashed the world 10km record at the 10k Valencia Ibercaja race that was held on Sunday (3) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

Chelimo set the new world record  when she cut the tape in unofficial 29:50

Chelimo who came to this race as an underdog proved otherwise as she stretched the two race favorites, Norah Jeruto and Rosemary Wanjiru who could not keep up with her pace.

the two pacers pushed Chelimo to the wire as she went on to destroyed the previous world record of 30:01 that had been set last month by  Agnes Tirop who is also the 2019 World bronze medallist champion. Tirop set the record at the Road to Records in Germany.

Chelimo led a Kenya 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed by the newly crowned Diamond League Trophy winner in 3000m steeplechase Jeruto who crossed the line in 30:08 with Sandra Felis Chebet closing the first three podium finishes in 30:45


  1. Margaret Chelimo  (KEN) 29:49
  2. Norah Jeruto            (KEN) 30:04
  3. Sandra Chebet         (KEN) 30:45