The men's radce also includes Olympic marathon champ Stephen Kiprotich and double world champ Abel Kirui. The women's race will serve as the marathon debut for half marathon WR holder Joyciline Jepkosgei.
We highly praise Conseslus Kipruto who unseated the GOAT, Ezekiel Kemboi, at the Olympics, and had one of the greatest years in steeplechase history. At just 22 years old, Kipruto could stay at the top for some time. We also give out accolades for the amazing career that Paul Kipsiele Koech enjoyed.
If you were in the Olympics, would you protest to get a competitor who trounced you in a race DQd for stepping on a line more than a mile from the finish line? The French should be ashamed. They are supporting the "win at all costs" mantra which is the same mantra that has resulted in the multiple doping scandals that are threatening the popularity of the Olympics.
What a race. Ezekiel Kemboi's dominance of the men's 3000 steeplechase (and his career) has come to an end. America's 32-year medal drought in the event has ended as well. The Olympic record is gone as well.