Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech smashed the 3,000m steeplechase world record

Beatrice Chepkoech made history on Friday, setting a new world record in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. The 27-year-old ran eight minutes 44.33 seconds to beat the 8:52.78 set by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet two years ago.

Once pacemaker Caroline Tuigone dropped out Chepkoech – who was fourth behind Jebet at the 2016 Olympics – maintained a strong pace to beat her previous best over the distance by just over 15 seconds.

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