2019 Men’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Soufiane El Bakkali won the Paris DL, but the victory didn’t come without a price. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

THIS IS ONE EVENT where the WC finish didn’t remotely match the top end of the Rankings. The Doha 1-2-3-4-5 finishers ended up rated as 5-3-1-2-10. Bronze medalist Soufiane El Bakkali started his season hot, winning 3 DL races. But in the last of those, Paris, he picked up a nasty spiking and crossed the line with a bloody shoe. It may be no coincidence that he then finished his season with a trio of non-wins. But overall he clearly had the best season in moving up from No. 2 the last two years…

CONSESLUS KIPRUTO, also injured much of the summer, was No. 1 in both ’17 and ’18, but despite winning WC gold in year-leading time could garner nothing higher than No. 5 this time around. The rest of his season was less than inspiring, featuring a 5th, a 7th in 8:13.75 and 8:14.53, and a pair of DNFs…

CONSPICUOUS IN HIS ABSENCE was the injured Evan Jager after 7 straight years as the top American. His mantle was assumed by Hillary Bor, whose world No. 6 represents a 2-place bump over his spot last year.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. SOUFIANE EL BAKKALI (Morocco) (1/07/96, 6-1¼/161) (1.86/73)
8:07.22 1)Doha DL 5/03
8:27.56 11)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo; 3. Kigen; 4. L. Bett; 5. Bor;
6. Tindoufti; 7. Kibiwot; 8. Bedrani; 9. Kebenei; 10. N. Bett
8:04.82 1)Monaco DL 7/12
8:06.64 1)Paris DL 8/24
8:19.45 3)African G 8/26 1. Kigen; 2. Wale
8:07.08 2)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale
8:03.76 3)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma
(8:17.96h)
2. GETNET WALE (Ethiopia) (7/16/00, 5-10/132) (1.78/60)
8:29.1(A) 1)Eth Ch 5/12
8:23.01 2)Osaka IWC 5/19 1. Ruto
8:06.83 2)Rome DL 6/06 1. Kigen
8:06.01 1)Rabat DL 6/16
8:05.51 3)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen
8:14.06 2)African G 8/26 1. Kigen
8:06.92 1)Brussels DL 9/06
8:05.21 4)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali
(8:12.96h)
3. LEMECHA GIRMA (Ethiopia) (11/26/00)
dnf –)Eth Ch 5/12
8:08.18 1)Hengelo 7/17
8:08.63 3)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen
8:07.66 3)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali
8:01.36 2)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto
(8:16.64h)
4. BENJAMIN KIGEN (Kenya) (7/05/93)
8:19.57 8)Doha DL 5/03 1. El Bakkali; 2. Bor; 3. L. Bett; 4. Beyo; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Kemboi; 7. N. Bett
8:08.94 1)Nanjing IWC 5/21
8:06.13 1)Rome DL 6/06
8:07.25 3)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo
8:16.43(A) 1)Afr Games Tr 6/22
8:05.12 2)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali
8:33.06(A) 1)Ken Ch 8/22
8:07.09 2)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali
8:12.39 1)African G 8/26
8:10.76 4)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma
8:20.56(A) 2)Ken Tr 9/13 1. Bett
8:06.95 6)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale; 5. Bedrani
(8:19.44h)
5. CONSESLUS KIPRUTO (Kenya) (12/08/94, 5-7¼/121) (1.71/55)
8:13.75 5)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Girma; 4. Beyo
dnf –)African G 8/26 1. Kigen; 2. Wale; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Nigate; 5. Sikowo;
6. Tindoufti; 7. Salim
8:14.53 7)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor;
6. Kibiwot
dnf –)Ken Tr 9/13 1. Bett; 2. Kigen; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Kirui; 5. Lagat;
6. Ndiku
8:01.35 1)World Ch 10/04
(8:19.20h)
6. HILLARY BOR (US) (11/22/89, 5-6/126) (1.68/57)
8:08.41 2)Doha DL 5/03 1. El Bakkali
8:12.08 5)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo; 3. Kigen; 4. L. Bett
8:09.23 6)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Wale; 4. Carro; 5. Kibiwot
8:18.05 1)USATF 7/27
(8:34.03h)
8:13.90 5)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma; 4. Kigen
8:32.64 1)US v Europe 9/09
8:09.33 8)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale; 5. Bedrani;
6. Kigen; 7. Kibiwot
(8:20.67h)
7. CHALA BEYO (Ethiopia) (1/18/96, 5-8½/126) (1.74/57)
8:10.55 4)Doha DL 5/03 1. El Bakkali; 2. Bor; 3. L. Bett
8:12.48 4)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Kemboi
8:09.95 3)Rome DL 6/06 1. Kigen; 2. Wale
8:06.48 2)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale
8:09.36 4)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Girma
8:16.85 11)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Kipruto; 8. Carro; 9. Tindoufti; 10. Bedrani
dnf –)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale; 5. Bedrani;
6. Kigen; 7. Kibiwot; 8. Bor; 9. Bett; 10. Kebenei;
11. Carro; 12. Bayer; 13. Sable; 14. Hughes; 15. Seddon
(8:21.09h)
8. ABRAHAM KIBIWOT (Kenya) (6/04/96, 5-8¾/121) (1.75/55)
8:12.42 5)Doha DL 5/03 1. El Bakkali; 2. Bor; 3. L. Bett; 4. Beyo
8:28.27 3)Osaka IWC 5/19 1. Ruto; 2. Wale
8:10.27 2)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Kigen
8:32.64 17)Rome DL 6/06 1. Kigen; 2. Wale; 3. Beyo; 4. Kemboi; 5. Carro;
6. Bayer; 7. Chemutai; 8. Zahra; 9. Kipyego; 10. Arce;
11. Zoghlami; 12. Seddon; 13. Ezzaydouny; 14. Chiappinelli; 15. Bett;
16. Hailesilassie
8:17.25 7)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo; 3. Kigen; 4. L. Bett; 5. Bor;
6. Tindoufti
8:05.72 5)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Wale; 4. Carro
9:00.7(A) 8h)Ken Ch 8/20 1. Lagat; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Njiru; 4. Mwanzia;
8:15.66 9)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Girma; 4. Beyo; 5. Kipruto;
6. N. Bett; 7. Kebenei; 8. Ezzaydouny
8:14.52 6)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor
8:24.61(A) 3)Ken Tr 9/13 1. Bett; 2. Kigen
8:08.52 7)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale; 5. Bedrani;
6. Kigen
(8:18.46h)
9. LEONARD BETT (Kenya) (11/03/00)
8:25.60 1)Abidjan 4/20
8:08.61 3)Doha DL 5/03 1. El Bakkali; 2. Bor
8:09.27 4)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo; 3. Kigen
8:15.90 11)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Wale; 4. Carro; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Bor; 7. Bedrani; 8. Nigate; 9. N. Bett; 10. Chemutai
8:31.8(A) 1h)Ken Ch 8/20
8:20.29(A) 1)Ken Tr 9/13
8:10.64 9)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale; 5. Bedrani;
6. Kigen; 7. Kibiwot; 8. Bor
(8:13.07h)
10. DJILALI BEDRANI (France) (10/01/93, 5-10½/130) (1.79/59)
8:18.44 8)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Wale; 2. Beyo; 3. Kigen; 4. L. Bett; 5. Bor;
6. Tindoufti; 7. Kibiwot
8:09.47 7)Monaco DL 7/12 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Wale; 4. Carro; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Bor
8:34.00 1)Fr Ch 7/27
8:16.91 10)Paris DL 8/24 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kigen; 3. Girma; 4. Beyo; 5. Kipruto;
6. N. Bett; 7. Kebenei; 8. Ezzaydouny; 9. Kibiwot
8:16.60 10)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wale; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Girma; 4. Kigen; 5. Bor;
6. Kibiwot; 7. Kipruto; 8. Carro; 9. Tindoufti
8:05.23 5)World Ch 10/04 1. Kipruto; 2. Girma; 3. El Bakkali; 4. Wale
(8:13.02h)

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Hillary Bor (Nike/US Army) 6. Obsa Ali (Minnesota)
2)Doha DL, 1)USATF, 8)World Ch 1)Big 10, 4)NCAA, 6)USATF
2. Stanley Kebenei (Nike) 7. Travis Mahoney (Hoka NJNY)
2)USATF, 7)Paris DL, 10)World Ch 2)Jordan, 5)Pan-Am G
3. Andy Bayer (Nike) 8. Jordan Mann (New Balance Ocean State)
6)Rome DL, 3)USATF, 12)World Ch 1)USATF Distance Classic, 1)Princeton, 10)USATF
4. Bernard Keter (Nike/US Army) 9. Frankline Tonui (Nike/US Army)
1)Portland, 4)USATF, 4)Pan-Am G 2)USATF Distance Classic, 2)Portland, 7)USATF
5. Mason Ferlic (Nike) 10. Michael Jordan (Nike/US Army)
2)Princeton, 5)USATF, 7)vs Europe 3)Fanelli, 3)Music City, 9)USATF

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