IAAF Diamond League 2018: Beatrice Breaks The World Record
Beatrice Chepkoech made a world record at Stade Louis II after completing the 3000m steeplechase in 8:44.32. Interestingly, Chepkoech became the first women from Kenya who broke the 3000m steeplechase world record at the IAAF Diamond League.
Previously, the world record was set by Ruth Jebet of Bahrain in 2016 in which the total time was 8:52.78.
Here are the late stages of Beatrice Chepkoech’s extraterrestrial WR of 8:44.32 to demolish what looked like an intimidating landmark of 8:52.78 by Ruth Jebet, set in Paris two years ago, in an one-horse race in the women’s 3000m SC in Monaco pic.twitter.com/7OgHmwHTgP
— Costas Goulas (@lsabre_Avenger) 20 July 2018
Before breaking this record, Chepkoech who had never won a global medal before this event, already had the best time (8:59.36) of this tournament under her belt.
The Kenyan woman had also failed to cross a water jump in the last World Championship and had to run back to complete it. However, Beatrice Chepkoech made an excellent comeback as she won the silver medal in a 1500m race of the Commonwealth games final this season.
So Chepkoech just broke the WR in the women’s 3000mSC…
She smashed it actually, by over 8 seconds…
You know, the world record that was held by Ruth Jebet…
You know, Ruth Jebet who is being investigated for an EPO positive! 🎩❓😏
— Louise (@Swift__Girl) July 20, 2018
Chepkoech said after the race that she wanted to break the world record and was planning to do that from the start of the season. The Kenyan player also told the media that she thought of doing it at Monaco because of the weather, audience and the environment and was happy as the plan worked well.
Beatrice Chepkoech had no Kenyan flag and many Kenyans have said she had no obligation to ‘market’ Kenya while politicians loot. Well I don’t agree. I have seen private citizens like @DonaldBKipkorir carry flags to their private functions even when we were sinking as a nation
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) July 21, 2018
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