Chepkoech shatters world record on fast night in Monaco
Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech obliterated the world record in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase by more than eight seconds in a stunning Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.
Six other season leading performances were set or tied in the meet.
"I am so grateful," Chepkoech told reporters. "I said from the beginning, from the first lap, and I was watching the time, and I knew I was going to break the world record."
Chepkoech, whose previous best time was 8:59.36 in Paris last month, finished fourth in both the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 London world championships.
American Noah Lyles, meanwhile, added a personal best in the 200m, running 19.65 seconds for another season-leading performance.
"I didn't get my best start, but I was able to pull it together," said the American, who celebrated his 21st birthday this week.
In other world leading runs for 2018, Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo ran a lifetime best 48.97 seconds, Botswana's Nijel Amos won the 800m in 1:42.14 and Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot clocked 3:28.41 in the 1,500m.
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