2021 Women’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Norah Tanui (aka Jeruto) became member No. 5 of the sub-9:00 club. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI)

THIS IS ONE EVENT where the Olympic champ didn’t factor in at the top end. Tokyo was the only race she won out of a half-dozen starts and in her three DL appearances she finished 7th, 7th & 8th. As a result, she couldn’t rate any higher than No. 6…

CONVERSELY, OUR NO. 1 didn’t even run in the Games. Norah Tanui is in the process of switching allegiance to Kazakhstan so wasn’t eligible to run. She instead had a season that consisted of 3 DL wins, including the Zürich final. Her list-leading 8:53.65 win at Pre rates as history’s No. 3 performance…

OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST Courtney Frerichs was also 2nd behind Tanui at Pre, her 8:57.77 breaking her own American Record, and moving her to No. 4 on the all-time world list… Emma Coburn saw her record streak of U.S. No. 1s terminated at 9.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. NORAH TANUI (aka Jeruto) (Kenya) (10/2/95, 5-3/97) (1.60/44)
9:00.67 1)Doha DL 5/28
8:53.65 1)Eugene DL 8/21
9:07.33 1)Zürich DL 9/09
2. COURTNEY FRERICHS (US) (1/18/93, 5-5¾/115) (1.67/52)
9:27.70 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
9:21.13 1)Portland Track Fest 5/28
9:11.79 2)Olympic Trials 6/24 1. Coburn
(9:27.75h)
9:04.79 2)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai
(9:19.34h)
8:57.77 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui
9:08.74 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng
3. HYVIN KIYENG (Kenya) (1/13/92, 5-1¼/99) (1.56/45)
9:07.58 4)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui; 2. Abebe; 3. Yavi
9:24.50(A) 1)Ken OT 6/18
9:04.34 1)Stockholm DL 7/04
9:03.82 1)Monaco DL 7/09
9:05.39 3)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs
(9:23.17h)
9:00.05 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs
9:08.55 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui
4. MEKIDES ABEBE (Ethiopia) (7/29/01, 5-5¾/104) (1.67/47)
9:51.7(A) 1)Eth Ch 4/09
9:02.52 2)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui
9:13.63 1)Eth OT 6/08
9:06.16 4)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng
(9:23.95h)
9:18.71 8)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Yavi; 5. Chespol;
6. Krause; 7. Chemutai
9:09.59 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng; 3. Frerichs
5. WINFRED YAVI (Bahrain) (12/31/99, 5-2½/108) (1.59/49)
9:02.64 3)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui; 2. Abebe
9:17.55 1)Turku CT 6/07
9:05.45 3)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kiyeng; 2. Chepkoech
9:19.74 10)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Abebe; 5. Krause;
6. Mismas-Zrimsek; 7. Chepkoech; 8. Zerfe; 9. Bird
(9:10.80h)
9:04.27 4)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng
9:12.41 6)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng; 3. Frerichs; 4. Abebe; 5. Chespol
6. PERUTH CHEMUTAI (Uganda) (7/10/99, 5-8¾/137) (1.75/62)
9:43.80(A) 1)Kampala 4/24
9:22.09 8)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui; 2. Abebe; 3. Yavi; 4. Kiyeng; 5. Coburn;
6. Mismas-Zrimsek; 7. Krause
9:33.74 5)Eth OT 6/08 1. Abebe; 2. Muleta; 3. Wondmagegn; 4. Belachew
9:01.45 1)Olympic Games 8/04
(9:12.72h)
9:10.87 7)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Yavi; 5. Chespol;
6. Krause
9:20.16 7)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng; 3. Frerichs; 4. Abebe; 5. Chespol;
6. Yavi
7. GESA-FELICITAS KRAUSE (Germany) (8/3/92, 5-5¾/121) (1.67/55)
9:16.89 7)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui; 2. Abebe; 3. Yavi; 4. Kiyeng; 5. Coburn;
6. Mismas-Zrimsek
9:31.36 1)Ger Ch 6/05
9:09.13 2)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Kiyeng
9:15.03 5)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kiyeng; 2. Chepkoech; 3. Yavi; 4. Coburn
9:14.00 5)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Abebe
(9:19.62h)
9:07.61 6)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Yavi; 5. Chespol
9:32.69 9)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng; 3. Frerichs; 4. Abebe; 5. Chespol;
6. Yavi; 7. Chemutai; 8. Chepngetich
9:26.00 1)Berlin 9/12
8. BEATRICE CHEPKOECH (Kenya) (7/6/91, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
9:25.00(A) 2)Ken OT 6/18 1. Kiyeng
9:10.52 3)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Kiyeng; 2. Krause
9:04.94 2)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kiyeng
9:16.33 7)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Abebe; 5. Krause;
6. Mismas-Zrimsek
(9:19.82h)
9. CELLIPHINE CHESPOL (Kenya) (3/23/99, 5-5/108) (1.65/49)
9:52.10(A) 10)Ken OT 6/18 1. Kiyeng; 2. B. Chepkoech; 3. Kirui; 4. J. Chepkoech; 5. Jeruto;
6. Kibet; 7. Cherono; 8. Munai; 9. Chepkurui
9:07.07 5)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Tanui; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Yavi
9:10.26 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Tanui; 2. Kiyeng; 3. Frerichs; 4. Abebe
9:30.55(A) 1)Nairobi CT 9/18
10. EMMA COBURN (US) (10/19/90, 5-8/121) (1.73/55)
9:08.22 5)Doha DL 5/28 1. Tanui; 2. Abebe; 3. Yavi; 4. Kiyeng
9:09.41 1)Olympic Trials 6/24
(9:21.32h)
9:09.02 4)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kiyeng; 2. Chepkoech; 3. Yavi
dq )Olympic Games 8/04 1. Chemutai; 2. Frerichs; 3. Kiyeng; 4. Abebe; 5. Krause;
6. Mismas-Zrimsek; 7. Chepkoech; 8. Zerfe; 9. Bird; 10. Yavi;
11. Lalonde; 12. Constien; 13. Gega; 14. Robles
(9:16.91h)

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Courtney Frerichs (Nike Bowerman TC) 6. Leah Falland (On AC)
2)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games, 3)Zürich DL 2)Mt. SAC, 9)Olympic Trials, 5)Stockholm DL
2. *Emma Coburn (New Balance) 7. Grayson Murphy (Saucony)
1)Olympic Trials, 4)Monaco DL, dq)Olympic Games 3)Drake, 5)Mt. SAC, 6)Olympic Trials
3. Val Constien (Tracksmith) 8. Mel Lawrence (Oiselle/Little Wing)
3)Portland, 3)Olympic Trials, 12)Olympic Games 4)Portland, 7)Olympic Trials, 9)Stockholm DL
4. Courtney Wayment (BYU) 9. Allie Ostrander (Brooks Beasts)
4)NCAA, 4)Olympic Trials 6)Portland, 8)Olympic Trials
5. Marisa Howard (Idaho Afoot) 10. Katie Rainsberger (Washington)
3)Mt. SAC, 5)Olympic Trials, 9)Eugene DL 2)Pac-12, 3)NCAA, 10)Olympic Trials

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