Ruth Jebet receives no. 2 world ranking by Track & Field News

Track & Field News magazine (Palo Alto, California) on 22. December published its annual world rankings for 2017. Ruth Jebet earned the No. 2 ranking in the 3000m Steeplechase, leading a total of nine Personae-managed athletes receiving world top-10 honors in their respective events.

The No. 2 position in the steeplechase for 2017 marks the third time that Ruth Jebet has been ranked in the world top-5 by Track & Field News (No. 1 in 2016, No. 5 in 2014).

Jebet’s top performance of the season was her world-leading steeplechase time of 8:55.29 set at the Zurich Diamond League meeting. Combined with her other DL placings in Shanghai (1st), Doha (3rd), and Eugene (3rd), Jebet secured her second straight Diamond League points title in the steeplechase. Jebet also finished 5th in the steeplechase final at the IAAF World Championships in London.

The eight other Personae-managed athletes earning Top-10 world rankings for the ’17 season were Rose Chelimo (No. 3 – Marathon), Kipyegon Bett (No. 3 – 800m), Alice Aprot Nawowuna (No. 4 – 10000m), Celliphine Chespol (No. 5 – 3000m SC), Philip Milanov (No. 5 – Discus), Gesa Krause (No. 8 – 3000m SC). Nicholas Bett(No. 9 – 3000m SC), and Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot (No. 10 – 800m).

An international panel of track & field experts generate these annual rankings, emphasizing honors won, win-loss & head-to-head records, and quality of performances. The complete rankings will be published in the February-2018 issue of the publication. They can also be viewed at www.trackandfieldnews.com.

The Track & Field News 2017 world rankings for events including Personae-managed athletes (in bold) are as follows:

 

MEN’S 800 M:

1. NIJEL AMOS (Botswana)

2. ADAM KSZCZOT (Poland)

3. KIPYEGON BETT (Kenya)

4. MARCIN LEWANDOWSKI (Poland)

5. PIERREAMBROISE BOSSE (France)

6. BRANDON MCBRIDE (Canada)

7. KYLE LANGFORD (GB)

8. EMMANUEL KORIR (Kenya)

9. DONAVAN BRAZIER (US)

10. FERGUSON CHERUIYOT (Kenya)

MEN’S 3000 M STEEPLECHASE:

1. CONSESLUS KIPRUTO (Kenya)

2. SOUFIANE EL BAKKALI (Morocco)

3. EVAN JAGER (US)

4. STANLEY KEBENEI (US)

5. JAIRUS BIRECH (Kenya)

6. BENJAMIN KIGEN (Kenya)

7. MAHIEDINE MEKHISSI (France)

8. AMOS KIRUI (Kenya)

9. NICHOLAS BETT (Kenya)

10. YEMANE HAILESILASSIE (Eritrea)

MEN’S DISCUS: 1. ANDRIUS GUDZIUS (Lithuania)

2. DANIEL STAHL (Sweden)

3. FREDRICK DACRES (Jamaica)

4. PIOTR MALACHOWSKI (Poland)

5. PHILIP MILANOV (Belgium)

6. MASON FINLEY (US)

7. ROBERT HARTING (Germany)

8. LUCAS WEISHAIDINGER (Austria)

9. ROBERT URBANEK (Poland)

10. MARTIN WIERIG (Germany)

WOMEN’S 3000 M STEEPLECHASE:

1. BEATRICE CHEPKOECH (Kenya)

2. RUTH JEBET (Bahrain)

3. EMMA COBURN (US)

4. HYVIN JEPKEMOI (Kenya)

5. CELLIPHINE CHESPOL (Kenya)

6. NORAH TANUI (Kenya)

7. COURTNEY FRERICHS (US)

8. GESA-FELICITAS KRAUSE (Germany)

9. SOFIA ASSEFA (Ethiopia)

10. ETENESH DIRO (Ethiopia)

WOMEN’S 10000 M:

1. ALMAZ AYANA (Ethiopia)

2. TIRUNESH DIBABA (Ethiopia)

3. AGNES TIROP (Kenya)

4. ALICE APROT NAWOWUNA (Kenya)

5. GELETE BURKA (Ethiopia)

6. SENBERE TEFERI (Ethiopia)

7. BELAYNESH OLJIRA (Ethiopia)

8. EMILY INFELD (US)

9. SUSAN KRUMINS (Holland)

10. IRENE CHEPTAI (Kenya)

WOMEN’S MARATHON:

1. MARY KEITANY (Kenya)

2. TIRUNESH DIBABA (Ethiopia)

3. ROSE CHELIMO (Bahrain)

4. EDNA KIPLAGAT (Kenya)

5. SHALANE FLANAGAN (US)

6. SARAH CHEPCHIRCHIR (Ken)

7. JORDAN HASAY (US)

8. GLADYS CHERONO (Kenya)

9. VIVIAN CHERUIYOT (Kenya)

10. BRIGID KOSGEI (Kenya)

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