Nyambura posts top world steeplechase performance in Diamond League season opener

Virginia Nyambura made her breakthrough into the women's steeplechase elite with her victory and '15 world-leading time at the IAAF Diamond League season opener in Doha.

The 2015 IAAF Diamond League season kicked off in Doha on 15. May, followed so far by stops in Shanghai (17. May) and Eugene (29-30 May).

In Doha, Virginia Nyambura‘s winning 3000m Steeplechase time of 9:21.51 established a new personal best in the event by over half a minute, while defeating sub-9:10 steeple performers Sofia Assefa (’12 London Olympics Bronze medalist) and Hiwot Ayalew (’12 London Olympics 5th placer).  Lidya Chepkurui ran 9:27.62 to finish 5th in the race.  Other Personae-managed athletes with ’15 world top-10 results in Doha included Ferguson Rotich in the 800m (2nd in 1:44.53/’15 world no. 2), Alfred Kipketer in the 800m (3rd in 1:44.59/’15 world no. 3), and Isiah Koech in the 3000m (7:40.39).

Noteworthy Personate athlete performers in Shanghai included Hillary Ngetich in the 1500m (2nd in personal best 3:35.40) and Paul Koech in the 3000m Steeplechase (2nd in 8:11.39), while in Eugene, they included Alfred Kipketer in the 800m (4th in 1:45.69) and Albert Rop in the 5000m (5th in 13:15.66).

Upcoming Diamond League circuit stops include Rome (4-June), Birmingham (7-June), Oslo (11-June), and New York (13-June).

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