'I'm the king', says peerless Ezekiel Kemboi

Kipruto was left devastated despite his second place at the age of just 18, saying: "I am so disappointed, I can't even talk." Meanwhile, Mekhissi, who also won bronze two years ago, admitted that he was finding it hard to cope with the pressure. "It's good to be the king," said Kemboi.

updated: August 16, 2013 10:07 IST
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Moscow: Kenyan showman Ezekiel Kemboi won his third 3000 metres steeplechase world title in convincing style at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

The 31-year-old two-time Olympic champion timed 8min 06.01sec to take gold while compatriot Conseslus Kipruto took silver in 8:06.37 and France's two-time Olympic silver medallist Mahiedine Mekhissi was third in 8:07.86.

"It's good to be the king," said Kemboi.

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