27 Aug '16, 10pm

#ParisDL recap: Ruth Jebet and Laura Muir become all-time greats.

#ParisDL recap: Ruth Jebet and Laura Muir become all-time greats.

The antepenultimate Diamond League meet of 2016 was in Paris on Saturday night. One world record went down and another woman ran one of the fastest 1500m times ever. Full results and recap below. COMPLETE RESULTS 1. Ruth Jebet Lowers The Women's Steeple WR By A Ridiculous 1.1% The world record at the start of the day was 8:58; it's now 8:52 after a brilliant run by Ruth Jebet. For comparison, if Almaz Ayana broke the 10K WR by 1.1%, she would have run 29:12 instead of 29:17. Of course, the steeplechase is a much newer event with a hurdling variable, and we can probably expect the WR to drop even further. Hiven Kiyeng and Emma Coburn--who were silver and bronze in Rio and second and third today--didn't even PR, which might indicate imperfect conditions. (Weather Underground says it was 89 degrees during the race.) In Rio Jebet threw in an insanely hard surge mid-race and th...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/45639-paris-dl-recap-ruth...

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