IAAF ratifies Ruth Jebet's 3,000-meter steeplechase record

MONACO (AP) The IAAF has ratified Ruth Jebet's world record for the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

The Bahraini runner's time of 8 minutes, 52.78 seconds at the Diamond League Paris meet in August, 12 days after she won Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games, bettered Gulnara Galinka's 8-year-old world record.

The previous mark of 8:58.81 had been set by the Russian at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.