The 1,500-meter Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon was Kenya’s only winner, in the third round of the Eugene Diamond league popularly known as the Prefontaine Classic in the United States on Saturday night.
Kipyegon, who is competing in the Diamond league for the second time this season, emerged the winner of the three-and-a-half round running this season with a time of 3 minutes 52 seconds 59 points.
Ethiopia’s Tsegay Gudaf took second place with 3 minutes 54 seconds on 21 points, while Canada’s Gabriella Staford took third place with 3 minutes 58 seconds on 62 points.
Missing Kenyans Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan and Winfred Yavi from Bahrain took the first two positions in the 3000 meters steeplechase and water, with 8 minutes 57 seconds 97 and 8 minutes 58 seconds 71 respectively.
Abebe Mekudes from Ethiopia has secured third place with the best Kenyans in 6th and 7th place, Celphine Chespol and Jackline Chepkoech.