Kipruto continues Kenya steeplechase dominance at 2017 IAAF World Championship
Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto stormed to victory in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the London IAAF World Champiosnhips.
He increased Kenya’s gold medal tally to three gold medals, only three weels after recovering from an ankle injury.
Geoffrey Kirui and Faith Kipyegon of the men’s full marathon and 1500m women’s respectively have also won gold medals.
Kipruto adds this gold to his silver from Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships and Olympic champion in Rio 2016.
Kipruto said, “I’m happy to be world champion. Last year I became Olympic champion and this year to be world champion was my hope.”
Kenya has now won twelve out of fifteen steeplechase events in the championships history.