Lamecha Girma dethrones Saif Saaeed Shaheen

Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma, Olympic and world vice-champion, also made athletics history by establishing a new world record in the 3000m steeplechase in 7'52'11. The old record, which dates back to 2004, was held by the Qatari of Kenyan origin Saif Saaeed Shaheen.

Lamecha Girma had also set the world record for the 3,000m indoors since his legendary race this winter in Liévin.

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