World Athletics: Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi Secures Fourth Consecutive Gold in Steeplechase

Updated: 24 August 2015 19:40 IST

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi won his fourth consecutive world steeplechase gold.

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Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi won his fourth consecutive steeplechase gold. © AFP

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi continued his amazing medal streak by winning a fourth consecutive world steeplechase gold in Beijing on Monday. (I Am the King, Says Kemboi)

The 33-year-old, a two-time Olympic champion (2004 and 2012) who has also won three world silvers, timed 8min 11.28sec for gold, holding off Kenyan team-mate Conseslus Kipruto in the final straight.

Kipruto claimed silver in 8:12.38 with another Kenyan, Brimin Kiprop Kipruto, completing the podium with bronze (8:12.54).

This season's world number one Jairus Birech, a three-time winner on the Diamond League circuit this year, finished fourth in 8:12.62, just ahead of Americans Daniel Huling and Evan Jager.

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