Norah Jeruto wins women’s 3000m steeplechase in Oslo

Written By: David Karanja
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steeplechase win for Norah Jeruto
Chepokoech had tried to break her Kenyan rival after the bell lap, but Jeruto held on for the win.
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Former African champion Norah Jeruto braved off stiff opposition from World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech to win the IAAF diamond league meeting in Oslo, Norway.

Jeruto clocked 9 minutes 03.71 seconds, a world leading time relegating Chepkoech to second position.

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Hyvin Kiyeng completed the podium finish ahead of World Champion Emma Coburn of USA who finished fourth.

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In the men’s race Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega emerged victorious ahead of Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir.

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Kenya’s Cornelius Korir finished second in the men’s 800m, a race won by Ryan Sanchez of Puerto Rico.

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After Oslo the athletes will head to Rabat, Morocco on 16th June.

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