Ezekiel Kemboi equals record, Allyson Felix on brink of history at world athletics

Kemboi, who also has three world silvers, could well win a record fourth in two years time but the all-time record haul of world titles in all events will be beyond him. That record of eight is at risk of falling as American sprint queen Allyson Felix - who has three 200m gold and five relay titles - looked sublime in cruising into the 200m final.

updated: August 16, 2013 10:02 IST
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Moscow: Ezekiel Kemboi laid claim to being the greatest steeplechaser of all time on Thursday as the extrovert Kenyan won a record-equalling third 3000 metres steepelchase world title at the World Athletics Championships.

The 31-year-old two-time Olympic champion - sporting a new Mohican hairstyle and who danced stylishly in celebration - equalled compatriot Moses Kiptanui's record as he coasted to victory.

"It's good to be the king," smiled the never shy 31-year-old.

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