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Beatrice Chepkoech tops Shanghai Diamond League

Reigning world 3,000m steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech led world under 20 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol to a 1-2 podium finish for Kenyans at the second leg of IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai, China.

Chepkoech ran the world lead of 9:04.53 ahead of Chespol’s 9:11.53 as Ugandan Peruth Chemutai in 9:17.79.

In 5,000m, Africa cross country junior champion Nicholas Kimeli was the best Kenyan finishing 6th in a race won by Ethiopian’s Kejelicha Yomif (13:04.16) ahead of compatriots Selemon Barega (13:04.71) and Hagos Gebrhiwe (13:04.8.83).

Kimeli led Stanly Waithaka and Richard Yator with Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei in 7th.

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