KENYAN OVER­COMES

Cel­liphine loses shoe, re­cov­ers to clock sec­ond fastest steeple­chase

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

AP PIC

Kenya’s Cel­liphine Ch­es­pol wins the women’s 3,000m steeple­chase at Hay­ward Field in Eu­gene on Fri­day.

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