Chepkeoch end Bosibori’s long Africa Games championships record

World 3,000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech won the water and barriers race with a championships record at the ongoing Africa Games in Accra, Ghana.

Chepkoech won the title in 9:15.62, lowering the championships record of 9:35.35 set by Ruth Bosibori in 2007 in Algiers, Algeria. She beat Ugandan and Olympic champion Peruz Jemutai.

Another Kenyans Purity Kirui and Caren Chebet finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Selected results

3,000m steeplechase results (Women)

  1. Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN) 9:15.61 (C.R)
  2. Peruth Chemutai (UGA) 9:16.07
  3. Tefera Lomi Muleti (ETH) 9:26.63
  4. Weweltejilteji Sembo Almayew (ETH) 9:30.19
  5. Firehiwot Gesese Ayana (ETH) 9:35.32
  6. Purity Kirui (KEN) 9:51.01
  7. Caren Chebet (KEN) 10:03.31
  8. Akanbi Ronke (NGR) 10:55.59
  9. Dhahri Rihab (TUN) 11:17.93
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