2021 Men’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Soufiane El Bakkali made it two No. 1s in a row with his Olympic win. (GLADYS CHAI/ASVOM AGENCY)

ONCE AGAIN the top two contenders split their meetings, Soufiane El Bakkali and Benjamin Kigen each claiming a pair of scalps against the other. The Moroccan backed up his Olympic gold with a DL Final 2nd, but the Kenyan had “only” the Olympic bronze to go with his Zürich win…

THE GAMES SILVER went to Lamecha Girma, who also won the Monaco DL. Those were the only two meets the Ethiopian had, however, so he stays behind Kigen despite beating him in both their meetings.

FOR THE FIRST TIME since ’11, no American made the top 10, OT winner Hillary Bor not advancing to the Olympic final.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. SOUFIANE EL BAKKALI (Morocco) (1/7/96, 6-1¼/161) (1.86/73)
8:08.54 1)Florence DL 6/10
8:08.90 1)Olympic Games 8/02
(8:19.00h)
dnf(inj) )Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bett; 4. Wale; 5. Hughes;
6. Hailesilassie; 7. Zoghlami; 8. Abdelwahed; 9. Bor; 10. Seme;
11. Belhadj; 12. Zerrifi; 13. Raitanen; 14. Tindoufti
8:17.70 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kigen
8:21.20(A) 1)Nairobi CT 9/18
2. BENJAMIN KIGEN (Kenya) (7/5/93, 5-8/126) (1.73/57)
8:34.4(A) 1)Nairobi 3/13
8:31.96(A) 1)Nairobi 5/16
(8:46.16Ah)
8:26.93(A) 2)Nairobi 5/29 1. Kirui
(8:37.16Ah)
8:21.32(A) 3)Ken OT 6/19 1. Bett; 2. Kibiwot
8:15.09 7)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bedrani; 4. Belhadj; 5. Bor;
6. Abdelwahed
8:11.45 3)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma
(8:10.80h)
8:07.12 1)Paris DL 8/28
8:17.45 1)Zürich DL 9/09
8:40.24(A) 6)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Beyo; 4. Serem; 5. Firewu
3. LAMECHA GIRMA (Ethiopia) (11/26/00, 6-1½/146) (1.87/66)
8:07.75 1)Monaco DL 7/09
8:10.38 2)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali
(8:09.83h)
4. GETNET WALE (Ethiopia) (7/16/00, 5-10/132) (1.78/60)
8:09.47 1)Ostrava CT 5/19
8:14.97 4)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kigen
(8:12.55h)
8:13.31 4)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bett
8:21.11 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kigen; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Bett
8:12.01 1)Zagreb CT 9/14
5. LEONARD BETT (Kenya) (11/3/00, 5-8/126) (1.73/57)
8:31.52 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Bor
8:17.26(A) 1)Ken OT 6/19
8:19.62 5h)Olympic Games 7/30 1. El Bakkali; 2. Raitanen; 3. Phelut; 4. Zoghlami
8:10.21 3)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot
8:20.20 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kigen; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Kibiwot
6. ABRAHAM KIBIWOT (Kenya) (4/6/96, 5-8¾/121) (1.75/55)
8:40.52(A) 1h)Nairobi 2/27
8:35.14 7)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Bor; 2. Bett; 3. Bedrani; 4. Pearce; 5. Arce;
6. Hesselbjerg
8:17.61(A) 2)Ken OT 6/19 1. Bett
8:07.81 2)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Girma
8:19.41 10)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kigen; 4. Wale; 5. Hailesilassie;
6. Hughes; 7. Miura; 8. Raitanen; 9. Zoghlami
(8:12.25h)
8:09.35 2)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen
8:18.16 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kigen; 2. El Bakkali
8:22.33(A) 2)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. El Bakkali
7. YEMANE HAILESILASSIE (Eritrea) (2/21/98, 5-8¾/126) (1.75/57)
8:47.1(A) 1)Asmara 3/14
8:46.0(A) 1)Asmara 3/21
8:21.89 3)Oordegem 5/29 1. Phelut; 2. Blomberg
8:17.12 1)Huelva CT 6/03
8:16.75 8)Florence DL 6/10 1. El Bakkali; 2. Bikila Tadese; 3. Tindoufti; 4. Abdelwahed; 5. Beyo;
6. Zoghlami; 7. Bedrani
8:15.34 5)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kigen; 4. Wale
(8:14.63h)
8:15.24 6)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bett; 4. Wale; 5. Hughes
8. TAKELE BIKILA TADESE (Ethiopia) (8/3/02, 5-9¾/137) (1.77/62)
8:35.7(A) 1)Eth Ch 4/09
8:09.37 1)Eth OT 6/08
8:10.56 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. El Bakkali
8:15.12 8)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bedrani; 4. Belhadj; 5. Bor;
6. Abdelwahed; 7. Kigen
8:24.69 8h)Olympic Games 7/30 1. El Bakkali; 2. Raitanen; 3. Phelut
8:33.15(A) 2)World Juniors 8/22 1. Serem
(8:30.47Ah)
8:21.68 6)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kigen; 2. El Bakkali; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Bett; 5. Wale
9. MATT HUGHES (Canada) (8/3/89, 5-10¾/141) (1.80/64)
8:38.11 11)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Bor; 2. Bett; 3. Bedrani; 4. Pearce; 5. Arce;
6. Hesselbjerg; 7. Kibiwot; 8. Norman; 9. Raitanen; 10. Nipperess
8:45.01 3)Manchester 5/27 1. Fay; 2. Jarvis
8:16.03 6)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kigen; 4. Wale; 5. Hailesilassie
(8:13.56h)
8:13.77 5)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kigen; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Bett; 4. Wale
8:28.14 5)Zagreb CT 9/14 1. Wale; 2. Seme; 3. Ezzaydouny; 4. Mutuku
10. RYUJI MIURA (Japan) (2/11/02, 5-8/121) (1.73/55)
8:25.31 2)Hiroshima 4/29 1. Ruto
8:17.46 1)Tokyo CT 5/09
8:15.99 1)Jpn Ch 6/26
8:16.90 7)Olympic Games 8/02 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kigen; 4. Wale; 5. Hailesilassie;
6. Hughes
(8:09.92h)

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Hillary Bor (Hoka) 6. Sean McGorty (Nike Bowerman TC)
1)Olympic Trials, 5)Monaco DL, 8h)Olympic Games 1)Mt. SAC, 3)Portland, 7)Olympic Trials
2. Benard Keter (Nike/US Army) 7. Obsa Ali (Asics)
2)Portland, 2)Olympic Trials, 11)Olympic Games 3)Mt. SAC, 8)Olympic Trials, 3)Azusa
3. Mason Ferlic (Tracksmith) 8. Donn Cabral (Tracksmith)
1)Portland, 3)Olympic Trials, 8h)Olympic Games 7)KC, 9)Portland, 6)Olympic Trials
4. Isaac Updike (Empire Elite) 9. Travis Mahoney (Hoka)
1)Eug, 5)Olympic Trials, 1)Azusa 4)NYC, 3)Stumptown, 9)Olympic Trials
5. Daniel Michalski (Nike) 10. Alec Basten (Minnesota)
2)Mt. SAC, 4)Olympic Trials, 2)Azusa 1)Big 10, 2)NCAA, 10)Olympic Trials

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