Conseslus Kipruto: How I won gold in Doha

Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto celebrates after winning in the Men's 3000m Steeplechase final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on October 4, 2019. PHOTO | ANDREJ ISAKOVIC | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kipruto won in a world leading time of 8 minutes and 01.35 seconds, followed by Girma in 8:01.36.
  • The 2014 African champion Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco, who also finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games, timed 8:03.76 to take the bronze medal.

Defending champion Conseslus Kipruto on Friday staged one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the World Championships, rallying from behind to beat Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma in a photo-finish on his way to retaining the men's 3000 metres steeplechase gold at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha.


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