Lamecha Girma Sets New Men’s 3000m Steeplechase World Record in Paris

In the penultimate track race held in Paris, Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia had his sights set on breaking the 19-year-old men’s 3000m steeplechase world record. Unlike previous races, Girma did not have the presence of Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali to challenge him; it would be a test against time.

As the race unfolded, the 22-year-old swiftly distanced himself from the rest of the field. It was an intense and nerve-wracking race, with Girma frequently glancing around and realizing the absence of a strong challenge. Just when it seemed that Girma was losing momentum, he summoned a surge of energy during the final lap, crossing the finish line in an astonishing time of 7:52.11 – surpassing the previous record by one and a half seconds.

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Reflecting on his achievement, Girma expressed his overwhelming happiness and pride. He felt incredibly fast and confident throughout the race, and breaking the world record was not a surprise to him. Girma had planned to achieve this milestone in Paris and credited his unwavering determination as the driving force behind his success.

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