18 JUL 2014 Preview

Men’s 3000m steeplechase preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Titus Kipruto Kibiego in the boys' 1500m at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images)Titus Kipruto Kibiego in the boys' 1500m at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

This is the most successful event ever for Kenya at the IAAF World Junior Championships - with a Kenyan having won every time since the distance was extended to 3000m in 1988 - and Titus Kibiego and Barnabas Kipyegon, the top two at the Kenyan trials, are expected to continue the winning streak.

Kibiego, the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships 1500m bronze medallist, won over the barriers in Nairobi in 8:22.46 and so it will be a point of interest to see what he can do in what will be his first steeplechase at something approaching sea-level.              

Ethiopia’s 2013 world youth champion Meresa Kassaye is ready to run for a podium finish, as well as Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali and South Africa’s Tumisang Monnatlala.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's 3000 Metres Steeplechase Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Conseslus Kipruto KEN KEN 15 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Conseslus Kipruto 8:06.10 KEN KEN Barcelona (Olympic Stadium) 15 JUL 2012

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 John Kibet Koech BRN BRN 8:19.99
2 Titus Kipruto Kibiego KEN KEN 8:22.46
3 Barnabas Kipyego KEN KEN 8:24.10
4 Meresa Kahsay ETH ETH 8:26.08
5 Nicholas Kiptonui Bett KEN KEN 8:28.83