Yes everyone knows this Cornelius Kipruto is an enormous talent as a steepler with the World Youth WYR and World Junior title in a championship record. The current steeple WR has stood OVER 8 YEARS at 7:53.63 and it has only been sliced MARGINALLY the last two times it's been broken.
Before Cornelius Kipruto there have been several young Kenyans who showed potential to be world beaters; however, not many of them have fulfilled their potential. Being a World Youth recordholder and World Junior Champion sits well but as many, MANY such athletes before you can atest it doesn't make you a Worldrecord holder!!!!
I think Cornelius Kipruto will go beyond fulfilling his potential and several all time list within the next several years:
3000mst...7:49.98 WR (first man under 7:50)