Kibiwot and Jeruto top in steeplechase at Kip keino classic

Commonwealth Games 3,000m bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot and Norah Tanui Jeruto were the winners of the 3,000m steeplechase category at the Kip Keino Classic, the World Athletics Continental gold Tour at Kasarani.

The Africa Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Kibiwot won the men’s race title in 8:21.92 ahead of Ethiopian Samuel Dugina Bariso to second in 8:27.40 and Benjamin Kigen was third in 8:30.28.

Jeruo, the Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan won the women’s title beating reigning World under 20 3,000m steeplechase bronze medalist Faith Cherotich.

Cherotich said that her focus will be to win the 3,000m steeplechase title in Cali after relegating Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai from Uganda.

She was second timing 9:12.04 with jeruto winning in 9:04.95.

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