Beatrice Chepkoech broke the world best in the 2000m steeplechase with a time of 5:47.42 at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series on Sunday (10 Sept).
She finished ahead of fellow Kenyan Winnie Jemutai (5:52.92), Slovenia’s Marusa Mismas Zrimsek (5:53.38), and Luiza Gega of Albania (5:56.79).
“I had one world record, and now I have two, so I am lucky. It’s not an easy feat. This was merely a stepping stone towards the Diamond League final in Eugene. It’s all about staying focused and positive, and I thank God I was able to perform well this season,” Chepkoech stated.
This incredible performance not only secured her victory but also shattered the previous world record of 5:52.80, set by Germany’s Gesa Krause in 2019.
In the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial men’s 100m, Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala won the 100m race in 9.94 (-0.9m/s wind), finishing ahead of Jamaica’s Oblique Seville (10.07) and Italy’s Marcell Jacobs (10.08).