Beatrice Chepkoech sets a world 2000m steeplechase best in Zagreb

World 3000m steeplechase record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech now also has the world 2000m steeplechase best to her name as she clocked 5:47.42 to ensure that the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – ended on a high in Zagreb on Sunday (10).


The Kenyan 32-year-old went into the event targeting the mark of 5:52.80 that had been achieved by Gesa Felicitas Krause in 2019 and she attacked it from the start. Moving ahead of the pacemakers, she went on to pass half way in 2:51.15 and eventually took more than five seconds off the world best, with her 20-year-old compatriot Winnie Jemutai also getting incredibly close to the previous best with 5:52.92 for the runner-up spot.

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