World Championship: Uganda’s Leonard Chemutai prevails to the 3000m Steeplechase Final

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David GOMBE

Uganda’s Leonard Chemutai prevailed to the 3000m Steeplechase final of the 2023 World Athletics Championship in Hungary, Budapest.

Chemutai a debutant at the event finished fifth in Heat Two in 8:24.74 to book a place into Tuesday’s final.

American athlete Kenneth Rooks won Heat Two in a time of 8:23.66 while Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali was second in 8:23.66.

Tunisia’s Mohamed Amin finished third in 8:24.20
with Abraham Kibiwot (Keny) settling for fourth in 8:24.31.

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The first five athletes in each heat progressed to the final.

Chemutai clinched Gold at the World Mountain and Trail running Championship that was held in June this year.

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