Lalita finishes 8th in 3,000m steeplechase final

Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) Indian middle distance runner Lalita Babar gave an impressive performance to finish eighth in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.

Lalita clocked nine minutes and 29.64 seconds to finish eighth out of 15 competitors despite leading majority of the race at the Bird’s Nest. The race was won by Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi in 9:19.11.

Lalita timed 3:09.96 at the 1,000m split and 6:22.27 at the 2,000m split.

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