Beatrice Chebet breaks record in Oslo, runs world leading time


World Cross Country champion Beatrice Chebet on Thursday night put Kenya on the limelight again after shattering a 24-year-old meeting record in the women’s 3000m race in Oslo, Norway at the ongoing 2023 Diamond League.

The Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion sets a new Personal Best (PB) with 8:25.01 to emerge victorious and complete a Kenyan podium sweep.

Former World Under-18 3000m champion Lilian Kasait Rangeruk and Margaret Chelimo finished second and third respectively.

Rangeruk came in second in a personal best time of 8:25.90 with Chelimo finished in third with another season best 8:26.14.

Agnes Chebet came in seventh clocking 8:32:62 with Diamond League debutant Nyaga settled for eighth in a time of 8:34:85.

Gabriela Szabo of Romania held the previous meeting record of 8:27.21 set in 1999.


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