Kenya eyes clean sweep in men's 3,000m steeplechase
17 August 2016, 17:44
Nairobi - Kenya have a big chance of claiming their first clean sweep at the Rio
Games as they have three runners in top form competing in the men's
3000m steeplechase final.
Ezekiel Kemboi, Brimin Kipruto and Conseslus Kipruto all have a
realistic chance of claiming the 2016 Olympic gold medal on Wednesday
With two Olympic titles (2004 Athens and 2012 London Games) already
in the bag, Kemboi will be gunning for a hat-trick of titles.
"I'm happy to be in the final. I'm feeling good and we are all
trying. About a clean sweep for Kenya that will be decided in the
final," Kemboi said.
Brimin, though, won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics so he can't be taken lightly.
"The competition is top class here but a clean sweep is a must for us in the final, " Brimin said.
If that wasn't scary enough for the other finalists, then the in-form Conseslus should send shivers down their spines.
The 21-year-old has the fastest three times of season to his name
with his 8:00.12 posted during the IAAF Diamond League event in
Birmingham the best of the lot.
However, the Kenyans know you can't take their eyes off the rest of
the field that will also feature Moroccan duo Soufiane Elbakkali and
Hamid Ezzine and European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of
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