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Ruth Jebet sets world record in 3,000-meter steeplechase

PARIS -- Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Jebet, born in Kenya but running for Bahrain, clocked 8 minutes, 52.78 seconds at Stade de France.

The previous record was 8:58.81 by Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia at the 2008 Beijing Games.