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Athletics-Bahrain's Jebet wins 3,000 steeplechase

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Bahrain teenager Ruth Jebet blew away the competition to win the women\'s 3,000 meters steeplechase on Monday but narrowly missed out on the world record.

Bahrain teenager Ruth Jebet blew away the competition to win the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase on Monday but narrowly missed out on the world record.

The 19-year-old went into the lead after a few laps and set a blistering pace to win in eight minutes 59.75 seconds, shy of the 8:58.81 world record set by Russia's Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Galkina and Kenyan-born Jebet, who was the world junior champion, are the only two women to have run a sub-nine minute time.

Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi, who won the world title in Beijing last year, was almost 50 meters behind in second place.

American Emma Coburn won United States' first ever medal in the steeplechase as she grabbed bronze and a new national record.

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