Winfred Yavi to fight for top honors in Paris

Winfred Yavi runs the World leading time in 3000m steeplechase in Paris

The 2018 Asian Games champion, Winfred Mutile Yavi blew the women 3000m steeplechase race with a world leading at the Paris Diamond League Meeting held on Saturday (18) in Paris, France.

The 22 year-old who came to this race with the fastest time in world this year of 8:58.71 that she got at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, where she finished in second, lowered it further as she run for the second time sub nine to cross the line in a new personal best of 8:56.55.

Yavi who is a Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete was followed by 17-year-old Sembo Alemayehu from Ethiopia in new personal best of 9:09.98 which is also the New World U18 record hold.

The 2018 Youth Olympic silver medallist, Mekides Abebe also from Ethiopia who came with the second fastest time on paper of 9:03.26 that she got in Eugene closed the podium three finishes in \9:11.09.

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