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2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

The men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the London Olympic Stadium on 6 and 8 August.[1]

Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the 2017 World Championships
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates6 August (heats)
8 August (final)
Competitors45 from 25 nations
Winning time8:14.12
Medalists
gold medal    Kenya
silver medal    Morocco
bronze medal    United States
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After a temporary retirement announced immediately after the Olympic race, 4-time champion, seven time medalist Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya), once known for his flamboyant frohawk hairstyles was back, now as a 35-year-old without a hair on his head. His historic record was well known, but his semi-final was his fastest race of the year making him an unknown quantity. In fact, the entire 2015 podium and the 2016 Olympic podium were in this event, though 2008 Olympic champion and 2015 bronze medalist Brimin Kipruto (Kenya) at age 33 didn't make the final.

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SummaryEdit

In the final Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) went to the front, but he didn't set a blistering pace to burn off the competition, instead he kept control of the race. Jairus Birech (Kenya) and Evan Jager (USA) stayed close behind. After a leisurely 2:51.81 first kilometre, after which entire Ethiopian team of Tesfaye Deriba, Tafese Seboka and Getnet Wale moved ahead to push the pace. Kemboi was biding his time along the rail. Jacob Araptany (Uganda) lost his shoe and stopped in the middle of the track to fix it, taking him completely out of contention.

After four laps, Jager moved to the front and increased the pace, with only Kipruto, Birech, Ezekiel Kemboi and Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco) staying in the front group with him. Birech, and later Kemboi, dropped away, and Jager led the remaining trio until they reached the beginning of the final backstretch, where Kipruto accelerated past Jager, followed by El Bakkali. By the water jump, El Bakkali had pulled even, but Kipruto had more speed down the final straightaway. Jager held third place despite a late run from Mahiedine Mekhissi.[2]

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[3]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen   BHR 3 Sep 2004 Brussels, Belgium
Championship 8:00.43 Ezekiel Kemboi   KEN 18 Aug 2009 Berlin, Germany
World leading 8:01.29 Evan Jager   USA 21 Jul 2017 Monaco
African 7:53.64 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto|   KEN 22 Jul 2011 Monaco
Asian 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen   BHR 3 Sep 2004 Brussels, Belgium
NACAC 8:00.45 Evan Jager   USA 4 Jul 2015 Saint-Denis, France
South American 8:14.41 Wander do Prado Moura   BRA 22 Mar 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina
European 8:00.01 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   FRA 6 Jul 2013 Saint-Denis, France
Oceanian 8:14.05 Peter Renner   NZL 29 Aug 1984 Koblenz, West Germany

The following records were set at the competition:[4]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Iranian 8:33.76 Hossein Keyhani   IRI 6 Aug 2017

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 8:32.00.[5]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), was as follows:[6]

Date Time Round
6 August 10:05 Heats
8 August 21:10 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round took place on 6 August in three heats as follows:[7]

Heat 1 2 3
Start time 10:04 10:22 10:38
Photo finish

The first three in each heat ( Q ) and the next six fastest ( q ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:[8]

Rank Heat Order Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 9 Evan Jager   United States (USA) 8:20.36 Q
2 2 4 Tafese Seboka   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:20.48 Q
3 2 5 Yoann Kowal   France (FRA) 8:20.60 Q
4 2 11 Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya (KEN) 8:20.61 q, SB
5 1 15 Soufiane El Bakkali   Morocco (MAR) 8:22.60 Q
6 1 12 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France (FRA) 8:22.83 Q
7 1 13 Getnet Wale   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:23.00 Q
8 2 15 Albert Chemutai   Uganda (UGA) 8:23.18 q, PB
9 1 6 Bilal Tabti   Algeria (ALG) 8:23.28 q
10 3 4 Conseslus Kipruto   Kenya (KEN) 8:23.80 Q
11 1 4 Jairus Birech   Kenya (KEN) 8:23.84 q
12 3 3 Stanley Kebenei   United States (USA) 8:24.19 Q
13 3 12 Matthew Hughes   Canada (CAN) 8:24.79 Q, SB
14 3 10 Tesfaye Deriba   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:25.33 q
15 1 9 Jacob Araptany   Uganda (UGA) 8:25.86 q
16 1 2 Ala Zoghlami   Italy (ITA) 8:26.18 PB
17 3 13 Hillary Bor   United States (USA) 8:27.53
18 1 10 Ole Hesselbjerg   Denmark (DEN) 8:27.86 PB
19 1 1 Krystian Zalewski   Poland (POL) 8:28.41
20 2 1 Hicham Bouchicha   Algeria (ALG) 8:30.01
21 3 2 Altobeli da Silva   Brazil (BRA) 8:31.82
22 1 3 Zak Seddon   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 8:32.84
23 3 1 Brimin Kipruto   Kenya (KEN) 8:33.33
24 1 7 Hossein Keyhani   Iran (IRI) 8:33.76 NR
25 2 10 Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim   Djibouti (DJI) 8:33.77
26 2 2 Abdoullah Bamoussa   Italy (ITA) 8:34.86
27 3 11 Jakob Ingebrigtsen   Norway (NOR) 8:34.88
28 2 8 Yemane Haileselassie   Eritrea (ERI) 8:35.73
29 3 14 Napoleon Solomon   Sweden (SWE) 8:35.95
30 3 8 Yohanes Chiappinelli   Italy (ITA) 8:36.48
31 1 5 José Peña   Venezuela (VEN) 8:37.15
32 3 6 Jonathan Romeo   Spain (ESP) 8:38.05
33 2 12 Fernando Carro   Spain (ESP) 8:38.42
34 3 9 Mohamed Tindouft   Morocco (MAR) 8:40.99
35 3 5 Boniface Sikowo   Uganda (UGA) 8:43.86
36 2 7 Hicham Sigueni   Morocco (MAR) 8:44.74
37 2 6 Mitko Tsenov   Bulgaria (BUL) 8:45.21
38 2 3 Hironori Tsuetaki   Japan (JPN) 8:45.81
39 2 13 Raouf Boubaker   Tunisia (TUN) 8:46.25
40 3 7 Stewart McSweyn   Australia (AUS) 8:47.53
41 3 15 Rob Mullett   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 8:47.99
42 1 8 Sebastián Martos   Spain (ESP) 8:51.57
43 2 14 Ieuan Thomas   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 8:52.96
44 1 14 Tarık Langat Akdağ   Turkey (TUR) 8:53.42
1 11 Emil Blomberg   Sweden (SWE) DNF

FinalEdit

The final took place on 8 August at 21:11. The results were as follows (photo finish):[9]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Conseslus Kipruto   Kenya (KEN) 8:14.12
  Soufiane El Bakkali   Morocco (MAR) 8:14.49
  Evan Jager   United States (USA) 8:15.53
4 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad   France (FRA) 8:15.80
5 Stanley Kebenei   United States (USA) 8:21.09
6 Matthew Hughes   Canada (CAN) 8:21.84 SB
7 Tesfaye Deriba   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:22.12
8 Tafese Seboka   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:23.02
9 Getnet Wale   Ethiopia (ETH) 8:25.28
10 Albert Chemutai   Uganda (UGA) 8:25.94
11 Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya (KEN) 8:29.38
12 Jairus Birech   Kenya (KEN) 8:32.90
13 Yoann Kowal   France (FRA) 8:34.53
14 Jacob Araptany   Uganda (UGA) 8:49.18
Bilal Tabti   Algeria (ALG) DQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Report: men's 3000m steeplechase final – IAAF World Championships London 2017". IAAF. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Men − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Men − Heats − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  9. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.