Chepkoech shatters world record on fast night in Monaco

MONTE CARLO: Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech obliterated the arena document within the women's three,00zero metres steeplechase by way of more than 8 seconds in a stunning Monaco Diamond League assembly on Friday.

Six other season leading performances have been set or tied within the meet.

Already the fastest on this planet this 12 months, Chepkoech, 27, won in a time of 8 mins 44.32 seconds to break the former document mark of 8 mins 52.78 set by way of Bahrain's Ruth Jebet in 2016.

"I am so grateful," Chepkoech advised journalists. "I said from the beginning, from the first lap, and I was watching the time, and I knew I was going to break the world record."

Chepkoech, whose previous very best time used to be 8:59.36 in Paris remaining month, completed fourth in both the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 London global championships.

American global silver medallist Courtney Frerichs took 2nd in a North American document of 9:00.85.

"That race was incredible," Frerichs stated. "Eight seconds under the world record. It's such a huge step for the event."

American Noah Lyles, in the meantime, added a private very best within the 200m, working 19.65 seconds for every other season-leading efficiency.


"I didn't get my best start, but I was able to pull it together," stated the American, who celebrated his 21st birthday this week.


In other global leading runs for 2018, Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo ran an entire life very best 48.97 seconds, Botswana's Nijel Amos won the 800m in 1:42.14 and Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot clocked three:28.41 within the 1,500m.


Moroccan global silver medallist Soufiane El Bakkali took the boys's steeplechase in 7:58.15 and Russia's Danil Lysenko equalled the season's very best within the high soar with a leap of two.40 metres.


Olympic and global champion Caster Semenya endured her dominance of the ladies's 800m, winning her 26th consecutive final in 1:54.60. The South African has not misplaced over the gap since 2015.
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