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3000 metres steeplechase men odds

Who wins 3000 metres steeplechase men at World Championships in Athletics 2022?

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Men's 3000 metres Steeplechase

How it works

Runners make bunched standing starts (and can break immediately for the inside). The number of laps depends on the position of the water jump – outside or inside the track’s second bend – but competitors must always clear seven water jumps and 28 fixed barriers during a race’s duration.

The women’s barriers are 30in (76.2cm) high, the men’s are 36in (91.4cm). The water jump’s landing area is 70cm at its deepest and 12ft (3.66m) long.

History

This event has its origins in Britain; runners would race from one town’s steeple to the next, jumping obstacles such as streams and low walls. The current event can be traced to the two-mile steeplechases run at Oxford University in the mid-19th century. It was made a track event, with barriers, at the 1879 English Championships.

The current format has been contested by men in every Olympic Games (initially over varying distances) since 1900. As recently as 2008, the women’s event was introduced.

Did you know?

When Amos Biwott became the first Kenyan to win the Olympic gold, in 1968, he did so by leaping over the water jump without putting his foot on top of the barrier.

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