Cherotich, Chepkoech to lead in steeplechase title hunt in Budapest

Faith Cherotich will lead other Kenyans at the finals of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the ongoing World  Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Cherotich yesterday after clocking 9:19.55 minutes ahead of Almayew (9:19.60) and Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai  (9:20.03), who placed second and third respectively.

Another Kenyan Jackline Chepkoech also won her heat in 9:16.41 and immediately promised to bring the gold medal home.

She beat Ethiopia’s Zerfe WondeMagegn (9:16.97) and AlbLuiza Gega (9:17.71) to second and third places respectively

Kenyan-turned-Bahraini Winfred Yavi won her heat in 9:19.18  ahead of Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech who was time at 9:19.22. Ethiopia’s Lomi Muleta took third place in the heat in 9:20.13.

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