2018 Men’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Conseslus Kipruto won the Diamond League Final despite losing a shoe. (GIANCARLO COLOMBO/PHOTO RUN)

IN HIS SEVENTH appearance in the Top 10, Conseslus Kipruto claimed his fourth No. 1 and third in a row. He also moved into the No. 9 position on the all-time scoring list… Kipruto and yearly list leader Soufiane El Bakkali split their 4 meetings, but the Kenyan’s wins were of higher quality and he had the year’s best overall sequence of marks. The Moroccan repeated as No. 2…

KENYA’S OVERALL DOMINATION of the event continued, with Kipruto being joined by 4 of his countrymen. Not since Poland in ’85 has any other country claimed the nation-scoring title; not since ’88 has the East African powerhouse failed to claim at least half the ranking spots and nobody but a Kenyan has been No. 1 in the last dozen years…

NO. 3 WENT to U.S. leader Evan Jager, who appeared for the seventh year in a row. Only Henry Marsh, with 12 years 1977–88 has captured more places among Americans, but Jager has now equaled Marsh’s total of 5 in the top 5.

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1. CONSESLUS KIPRUTO (Kenya) (12/8/94, 5-7¼/121) (1.71/55)
8:10.08 1)Comm G 4/13
8:11.71 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Kigen
8:08.40 1)Rome DL 5/31
8:18.05(A) 1)Ken Ch 6/23
(8:31.12Ah)
8:27.36 12)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Bor; 5. Hughes;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Ezzaydouny; 8. N. Bett; 9. Carro; 10. Kirui;
11. Tindoufti
8:09.78 3)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager
8:26.38 1)Afr Ch 8/03
8:14.33 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
8:10.15 1)Zürich DL 8/30
8:22.55 –)Cont Cup 9/08
2. SOUFIANE EL BAKKALI (Morocco) (1/7/96, 6-1¼/161) (1.86/73)
8:20.97 1)Medit G 6/27
8:09.58 3)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo
7:58.15 1)Monaco DL 7/20
8:28.01 2)Afr Ch 8/03 1. Kipruto
8:10.19 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto
dnf –)Cont Cup 9/08
3. EVAN JAGER (US) (3/8/89, 6-1¼/146) (1.86/66)
8:11.71 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Kigen; 2. Kipruto
8:20.10 1)USATF 6/24
(8:31.79h)
8:01.02 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali
8:13.22 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali
4. BENJAMIN KIGEN (Kenya) (7/5/93) (7/5/93, 5-8/125) (1.73/57)
8:09.07 1)Eugene DL 5/26
8:10.01 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kipruto
8:29.7(A) 2)Nairobi 6/06 1. Njiru
8:22.64(A) 4)Ken Ch 6/23 1. Kipruto; 2. Kirui; 3. Njiru
(8:28.00Ah)
8:10.48 1)Gyulai M 7/02
8:06.19 1)Rabat DL 7/13
8:09.98 4)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager; 3. Kipruto
8:17.43 5)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo; 3. N. Bett; 4. L. Bett
8:27.33 9)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo; 5. N. Bett;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Bor; 8. L. Bett
5. CHALA BEYO (Ethiopia) (1/18/96, 5-8½/126) (1.74/57)
8:13.71 1)Doha DL 5/04
8:11.22 3)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kipruto; 2. Kigen
8:20.03 2)Turku IWC 6/05 1. N. Bett
8:17.45 2)Dessau 6/08 1. N. Bett
8:07.27 2)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen
dnf –)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager; 3. Kipruto; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Njiru; 8. Ezzaydouny; 9. Wale; 10. Ben Zahra;
11. Hughes; 12. E. Bett
8:14.61 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto
8:15.85 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager
6. NICHOLAS BETT (Kenya) (12/20/96, 5-7¾/115) (1.72/52)
8:15.52 5)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Kigen; 2. Kipruto; 3. Jager; 4. Kirui
8:19.14 1)Turku IWC 6/05
8:13.18 1)Dessau 6/08
8:18.56 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Kigen
8:27.03 1)Bragança Paulista IWC 7/08
8:17.83 8)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Bor; 5. Hughes;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Ezzaydouny
8:16.44 3)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo
8:19.74 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo
7. ABRAHAM KIBIWOT (Kenya) (6/4/96, 5-8¾/121) (1.75/55)
8:27.77(A) 1)Nairobi 2/17
8:10.62 2)Comm G 4/13 1. Kipruto
8:36.2(A) 7)Ken Ch 6/23 1. Kipruto; 2. Kirui; 3. Njiru; 4. Kigen; 5. E. Bett;
6. Kemboi
(8:31.18Ah)
8:14.35 6)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Bor; 5. Hughes
8:17.40 6)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager; 3. Kipruto; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor
8:22.81 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo; 3. N. Bett; 4. L. Bett; 5. Kigen
8:23.60 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo; 5. N. Bett
8. HILLARY BOR (US) (11/22/89, 5-6/126) (1.68/57)
8:21.51 7)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Kigen; 2. Kipruto; 3. Jager; 4. Kirui; 5. N. Bett;
6. Birech
8:22.58 2)USATF 6/24 1. Jager
(8:32.37h)
8:12.20 4)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo; 3. El Bakkali
8:14.21 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager; 3. Kipruto; 4. Kigen
8:30.04 8)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo; 3. N. Bett; 4. L. Bett; 5. Kigen;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Hughes
8:26.04 7)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo; 5. N. Bett;
6. Kibiwot
9. LEONARD BETT (Kenya) (11/3/00, 5-8/125) (1.73/57)
8:21.40(A) 1)Nairobi 6/12
(8:34.2Ah)
8:25.39 2)World Jr 7/15 1. Nigate
(8:39.30h)
8:16.97 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo; 3. N. Bett
8:27.18 8)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo; 5. N. Bett;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Bor
10. MATT HUGHES (Canada) (8/3/89, 5-10¾/141) (1.80/64)
8:12.33 4)Comm G 4/13 1. Kipruto; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Kirui
8:54.00 1)Can Ch 7/05
8:13.13 5)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Kigen; 2. Beyo; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Bor
8:24.85 11)Monaco DL 7/20 1. El Bakkali; 2. Jager; 3. Kipruto; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Njiru; 8. Ezzaydouny; 9. Wale; 10. Ben Zahra
8:23.67 7)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Kipruto; 2. Beyo; 3. N. Bett; 4. L. Bett; 5. Kigen;
6. Kibiwot
8:36.69 11)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Kipruto; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Jager; 4. Beyo; 5. N. Bett;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Bor; 8. L. Bett; 9. Kigen; 10. Njiru
8:29.70 –)Cont Cup 9/08

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Evan Jager (Bowerman TC) 6. Haron Lagat (US Army)
1)USATF, 2)Monaco DL, 3)Zürich DL 6)USATF
2. *Hillary Bor (US Army) 7. MJ Erb (Saucony Freedom)
2)USATF, 4)Rabat DL, 5)Monaco DL 1)USATF Distance Classic, 7)USATF
3. Andy Bayer (Nike) 8. Travis Mahoney (Hoka NJNY)
9)Eugene DL, 13)Rome DL, 3)USATF 1)Penn Relays, 2)USATF Distance Classic, 9)USATF
4. Stanley Kebenei (Nike) 9. Dylan Blankenbaker (adidas)
4)USATF, 14)Monaco DL 3)Jordan, 2)Portland, 8)USATF
5. Jordan Mann (New Balance) 10. Isaac Updike (Team Run Eugene)
5)Jordan, 4)USATF Distance Classic, 5)USATF 5)USATF Distance Classic, 14)USATF, 1)Kortrijk

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