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Africa Games: Third Gold for Kenya as Beatrice Chepkoech delivers

Africa Games: Third Gold for Kenya as Beatrice Chepkoech delivers

World 3000m steeplechase record holder, Beatrice Chepkoech, lived to the expectations as she struck the third gold for Kenya on the third day of the ongoing 13th edition of the All-Africa Games at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, in Accra, Ghana.

The 32 year-old who is also the 2019 World water and barrier champion cruised to victory in a time of 9:15.62 beating the Tokyo 3000m steeplechase champion Peruth Jemutai of Uganda to second in 9:16.07 with the 22 year-old Lomi Muleta of Ethiopia wrapping up the podium in 9:26.63.

Kenya’s Purity Kirui and Caren Chebet finished in sixth and seventh place in 9:51.01 and 10:03.31 respectively.



  1. Beatrice Chepkoech  KEN 9:15.61
  2. Peruth Chemutai       UGA 9:16.07
  3. Lomi Muleta              ETH 9:26.63
  4. Sembo Almayew       ETH 9:30.19
  5. Firehiwot Gesese       ETH 9:35.32
  6. Purity Kirui                 KEN 9:51.01
  7. Caren Chebet            KEN 10:03.31


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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