2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

3000m steeplechase

Ezekiel Kemboi

Date of birth

1982-05-25

Birthplace

Matira

Height

175 cm

Weight

62.0 kg

Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 3000m steeplechase: 1st (2004, 2012)

World Championships (7 medals: 4 gold, 3 silver)

  • 3000m steeplechase: 1st (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), 2nd (2003, 2005, 2007)

Looking to sign off with a third gold

With 2 Olympic gold medals (2004, 2012), and 4 consecutive world championship titles (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), Ezekiel Kemboi is one of the all-time greats in the 3000m steeplechase.

Such is the Kenyan's dominance, that he is unbeaten at a major championships since 2009.

Born in Matira, in the Rift Valley Province, Kemboi boasts the 7th fastest time in history (7:55.76 in 2011). He is coached by another legend of the discipline, his compatriot Moses Kiptanui.

At 34, Kemboi will travel to Rio looking to become the first man to win 3 gold medals in the steeplechase. He will then act as a member of the IAAF Athletes' Commission, after being elected in November 2015.

Results

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

12Men's 3000m SteeplechaseDSQ
8Men's 3000m Steeplechase, Round 18:25.51 Q
3Men's 3000m Steeplechase, Round 1, Heat 18:25.51 Q

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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