Celliphine loses shoe, recovers to clock second fastest steeplechase
EUGENE 9:00.70s with Ruth a trailing third almost three seconds adrift of Beatrice.
Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba ran away with the women’s 5,000m but was well off her sister Tirunesh’s world record, which she had hoped to break.
Genzebe, running solo for nearly half the race, finished in 14:25.22s, far behind Tirunesh’s 2008 record of 14:11.15s.
“I’m happy that I won but I’m not happy about the time,” Genzebe said through an interpreter. “The pace was real slow and I’m not happy with how we started.
“We lost time in the first 3,000 metres and it was hard to come back after that.”
Kenyan Lilian Rengeruk took second in 14:36.80s with Dutch Sifan Hassan third in 14:41.24s.
Rio Olympic silver medallist Brittney Reese delivered the first seven-metre leap of the outdoor season to win the long jump.
Brittney, the London Olympic champion, hit 7.01 metres on her second attempt to outduel fellow American and Rio winner Tianna Bartoletta, who leaped 6.83m.
“I was really pleased,” Brittney said. “The goal was to come out and jump seven metres. I feel like I’m headed in the right direction.” Reuters
Kenya’s Celliphine Chespol wins the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday.