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Result: Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi secures 3000m steeplechase title

Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi finishes strongly to claim gold in the women's 3000m steeplchase at the World Athletics Championships.

Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi has won the gold medal in the women's 3000m steeplechase event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

After a slow start to the final, India's Lalita Babar stretched the field out with a quick middle kilometre, before Jepkemoi started to close the gap.

Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya celebrates after crossing the finish line to win gold in the Women's 3000 metres steeplechase final during day five of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 26, 2015© Getty Images

Jepkemoi, Habiba Ghribi of Tunisia and Germany's Gesa Krause were all in contention coming onto the finishing straight as Babar dropped back, but the Kenyan kicked hard to move away from her rivals, finishing in 9:19.11.

Ghribi clinched the silver, while Krause's time of 9:19.25 handed her the bronze and a new personal best.

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