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KENYA’S GOLD ONCE MORE

EAST AFRICAN STRANGLEHOLD CONTINUES OVER THE BARRIERS

3000M S’CHASE

KENYA took its ninth consecutive Olympic gold in this event, or the 11th if you do not include Games they boycotted. This was courtesy of Conseslus Kipruto, who beat American Evan Jager to gold in an Olympic record of 8:03.28.

“I knew nobody was going to catch me, so I started celebrating in the finishing straight,” said Kipruto.

It was Kipruto’s first major senior title after silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships. For Jager, who pushed the pace in the latter stages, it was the United States’ first Olympic medal in this event since Brian Diemer won bronze in 1984, although the 27-year-old’s podium success in Rio followed that of US team-mate Emma Coburn in the women’s ’chase.

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE 6 Introduction and medal table MEN 8 200m 10 1500m 12 5000m 14 3000m s’chase 16 110m hurdles 17 400m hurdles 18 High jump 19 Triple jump 20 Shot put 21 Hammer 22 Javelin 24 Decathlon 26 50km walk 28 Marathon 30 4x100m 31 4x400m WOMEN 34 200m 36 800m 38 1500m 40 5000m 42 100m hurdles 44 400m hurdles 45 High jump 46 Long jump 48 Pole vault 49 Discus 50 Javelin 51 20km walk 52 4x100m 53 4x400m NEWS 56 Chris Thompson’s tribute to Mo Farah 57 Coach tips Andy Butchart for podium 58 Danny Talbot pleased with 2016 60 Jess Judd switches coaches PERFORMANCE 62 Sports science news 64 Athlete Insight – Jake Wightman 66 ‘Overspeed’ training for sprints RESULTS & FIXTURES 68 Results round-up, including Manchester International and BMC Stretford Grand Prix 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 82 DIP FINISH

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