NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Norah Jeruto, 26, won country’s first-ever gold medal in the women’s 3000 meters steeplechase on July 20 at World Athletics Championships, reports Sports.kz.
Kenyan-born Jeruto finished first in 8 minutes, 53.02 seconds, the third fastest time in history.
She outraced Ethiopian silver and bronze medalists Werkuha Getachew (8:54.61) and Mekidas Abebe (8:56.08).
Jeruto moved to Kazakhstan in 2017. This year she got official permission to represent the country at the world championships.