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Kipruto dethrones Kemboi in 3,000m steeplechase

Kenya’s gold rush continued at the Rio Olympics Wednesday evening with Consenslus Kipruto easily winning the 3000m Steeplechase final race.

Kipruto’s triumph at a tome of 8:03.28 was however a surprise, considering a majority of Kenyans expected veteran Ezekiel Kemboi to win the race.

Kemboi finished third to bag a bronze medal, behind American Evans Jager.

Kemboi, 34, also announced his retirement immediately after the race, bringing the curtains down on an illustrious career that has seen him dominate the discipline for the better part of the last decade.