Nyambura extends Diamond League steeplechase points lead with victory in Lausanne

With her win in Lausanne, Virginia Nyambura has been victorious in three of four appearances so far on this year's IAAF Diamond League circuit.

Virginia Nyambura‘s breakthrough season on the world steeplechase scene maintained its momentum on 9-July at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the 9th stop on the 14-city 2015 Diamond League tour.  Following the early pacing by Ann Gathoni (3:06.52 at 1000m) and 2000m leader Ruth Jebet (6:17.73), Nyambura with a late charge took the victory in 9:16.99, her second-fastest steeple performance of her career, trailing only her ’15 world no. 3 mark of 9:15.75 from DL Rome.  Nyambura in the process extended her Diamond League steeplechase points race lead over Hiwot Ayalew (2nd in 9:17.22) by a 14-to-9 points margin.

Additional Personae-managed athletes with noteworthy races in Lausanne were steeplechaser Ruth Chebet (4th in 9:26.87 and ’15 season’s top junior time in the world), along with 800m specialists Ferguson Rotich (3rd in 1:44.44) and Alfred Kipketer (4th in 1:45.14).

Other highlights from the European track & field circuit in early July included Nicholas Bett‘s 8:20.21 PB and top ’15 world junior time, for 2nd place in the 3000m SC at Budapest and Abraham Rotich‘s 1:45.33 for 2nd place in the 800m at Sotteville-les-Rouen.

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