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RECORD-BREAKING BRILLIANCE IN PARIS

RUTH JEBET SMASHES WORLD STEEPLECHASE RECORD AND LAURA MUIR AGAIN BREAKS BRITISH BEST OVER 1500M

RUTH JEBET and Laura Muir were among those in record-breaking form in Paris as the Diamond League series moved on to its last event before the two finals in Zurich and Brussels.

After coming close to the world steeplechase record when winning the Olympic title in Rio, Jebet smashed the eight-year-old mark with a time of 8:52.78 in the French capital.

Ruth Jebet: destroyed the world steeplechase record
PICTURES: JP DURAND

On a hot evening which reached 33°C at the Stade de France, the Kenyan-born 19-year-old, who represents Bahrain, took more than six seconds off the world record which had been set by Russia’s Gulnara Galkina in 2008 and finished more than nine seconds clear ahead of Kenya’s world champion Hyvin Jepkemoi, who had claimed silver behind Jebet in Rio.

Emma Coburn had improved her own American record with 9:07.63 for bronze in Rio and she was again third in Paris, clocking 9:10.19.

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES 16 PICTURE SPECIAL Sixteen pages of images looking back the track and field in Rio 2016 ACTION 48 EA U17/U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS Dominic Ogbechie sets two championship bests as the country’s top youngsters are in action in Bedford 54 LAUSANNE DIAMOND LEAGUE Elaine Thompson and Genzebe Dibaba in form as the athletes return to the circuit 56 PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE Laura Muir and Ruth Jebet set British and world records respectively NEWS 6 Laura Muir to run mile at CityGames 8 The recent world record-setting in perspective 10 Weir in positive mood for Rio 12 World Under-18 Champs to be pulled TALKING POINT 34 British athletics could learn from Team GB’s cycling success, says Steve Smythe PERFORMANCE 42 Sports science news 44 Tom McNab casts a coach’s eye over Rio 46 Kelly Holmes’ killer sessions 47 Healthy fast food for athletes RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up, including world record for hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk 68 The stars to watch out for at the Paralympics 75 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 36 YOUR SAY 78 DIP FINISH
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