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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 17, 2016

Gold: KEN Conseslus Kipruto
Silver: USA Evan Jager
Bronze: FRA Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad


Kenyan had dominated this event since the 1972 Olympics, and their team was so strong in 2016 that those ranked 2-7 on the yearly world list were left home. Kenya was led by [Ezekiel Kemboi], gold medalist in 2004 and 2012, and winner of the last four World Championships. He was joined by [Conseslus Kipruto] who led the world list coming to Rio, and had been runner-up at the 2013 and 2015 Worlds. One non-Kenyan given a shot at a medal was American [Evan Jager], who had been performing well on the Diamond League circuit over the past two years.

At 1100 metres Kipruto, Kemboi, and Jager had pulled ahead of the field, and would run together most of the way. With two laps left, France’s [Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad] had moved up from the field and was close to the leading trio. Kipruto and Kemboi moved ahead of Jager at the bell, but Kipruto dropped his teammate on the backstretch, and the duo seemed poised to finish 1-2. Jager, however, ran Kemboi down, passing him on the final barrier, and took the silver medal, with Kemboi seemingly third, and Mekhissi fourth.The French protested Kemboi’s finish, noting that he had stepped off the track exiting a water jump, and the protest was upheld. Kemboi was disqualified and Mekhissi moved up to the bronze medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Conseslus Kipruto 21 Kenya KEN Gold
2 Evan Jager 27 United States USA Silver
3 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad 31 France FRA Bronze
4 Soufiane El-Bakkali 20 Morocco MAR
5 Yoann Kowal 29 France FRA
6 Brimin Kipruto 31 Kenya KEN
7 Hillary Bor 26 United States USA
8 Donn Cabral 26 United States USA
9 Altobeli Silva 25 Brazil BRA
10 Matt Hughes 27 Canada CAN
11 Yemane Haileselassie 18 Eritrea ERI
AC r2/2 Jacob Araptany 22 Uganda UGA
AC r2/2 Hamid Ezzine 32 Morocco MAR
AC r2/2 Ezekiel Kemboi 34 Kenya KEN
AC r2/2 Amor Ben Yahia 31 Tunisia TUN
5 h1 r1/2 Sebastián Martos 27 Spain ESP
6 h1 r1/2 Benjamin Kiplagat 27 Uganda UGA
6 h2 r1/2 John Koech 20 Bahrain BRN
7 h1 r1/2 Halil Akkaş 33 Turkey TUR
7 h2 r1/2 Chala Beyo 20 Ethiopia ETH
7 h3 r1/2 Hicham Al-Siguéni 23 Morocco MAR
8 h1 r1/2 Hailemariyam Amare 19 Ethiopia ETH
8 h2 r1/2 Aras Kaya 22 Turkey TUR
8 h3 r1/2 Hicham Bouchicha 27 Algeria ALG
9 h1 r1/2 Nelson Cherutich 23 Bahrain BRN
9 h2 r1/2 José Gregorio Peña 29 Venezuela VEN
9 h3 r1/2 Taylor Milne 34 Canada CAN
10 h1 r1/2 Yuri Floriani 34 Italy ITA
10 h2 r1/2 Chris Winter 30 Canada CAN
10 h3 r1/2 Krystian Zalewski 27 Poland POL
11 h1 r1/2 Kazuya Shiojiri 19 Japan JPN
11 h2 r1/2 Bilal Tabti 23 Algeria ALG
11 h3 r1/2 Ole Hesselbjerg 26 Denmark DEN
12 h1 r1/2 Rob Mullett 29 Great Britain GBR
12 h2 r1/2 Abdoullah Bamoussa 30 Italy ITA
12 h3 r1/2 Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim 19 Djibouti DJI
13 h1 r1/2 Jeroen D'hoedt 26 Belgium BEL
13 h2 r1/2 Kaur Kivistik 25 Estonia EST
13 h3 r1/2 Fernando Carro 24 Spain ESP
14 h1 r1/2 Mitko Tsenov 23 Bulgaria BUL
14 h2 r1/2 Abdalla Yousif 19 Sudan SUD
15 h2 r1/2 Abdel Aziz Merzougui 24 Spain ESP
AC h1 r1/2 Ali Massaoudi 20 Algeria ALG
AC h3 r1/2 Tarık Akdağ 28 Turkey TUR
AC h3 r1/2 Tafese Seboka 22 Ethiopia ETH