FLASH: JEBET SMASHES 3000M STEEPLECHASE WORLD RECORD IN PARIS
Ruth Jebet of Bahrain shattered the world record in the 3000m steeplechase, clocking 8:52.78*, at the Meeting de Paris on Saturday (27), the 12th stop of the IAAF Diamond League series.
Jebet, who won the Olympic title in the event in Rio de Janeiro 12 days ago, knocked more than six seconds from the previous record of 8:58.81 set by Gulnara Galkina of Russia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Oceania & AUS record for GenGen LaCaze
Jebet #KEN shatters Gulnara’s m3000ms WR by 6s with 8.52.78 @GenGen_LaCaze does same to #AUS record #ParisDL pic.twitter.com/VnXvNZyb8a
— patbirgan (@patbirgan) August 27, 2016
Congrats to @GenGen_LaCaze on your National Record! #SeasonofPRs #TeamNB
— emma coburn (@emmajcoburn) August 27, 2016
My PB tonight was No.2 for the year. @GenGen_LaCaze is on 14! Don’t worry I still have more races! Will do a decathlon next week to catch up
— Ryan Gregson (@RyanGregson25) August 27, 2016
I’ve said it once I’ll say it a million times,@GenGen_LaCaze YOU ARE A GODDESS !! CONGRATS ON AN AMAZING NIGHT ????
— Ella Nelson (@ellanelson200) August 27, 2016
@GenGen_LaCaze‘s amazing season continues with an AUS 3k Steeple record.
How many PBs is that now..4 in 11 days !! pic.twitter.com/01Lwn3P3Hf
— David Tarbotton (@David_Tarbotton) August 27, 2016
Finally not just another PB for @GenGen_LaCaze – 9:14.28 in Paris is a new Oceania and Australian 3000m steeple record
— Brian Roe (@Doctor_Roe) August 27, 2016
@GenGen_LaCaze Great work Gen! Don’t stop there…
— Collis Birmingham (@cjbirmingham) August 27, 2016
Fab run from @GenGen_LaCaze in 3k s/c in the Paris DL. Aussi and Oceania record of 9:14.28 Congrats Gen and coach Nic Bideau @melbtrackclub
— Robert Denmead (@RobDenmead) August 27, 2016