2022 Men’s Steeplechase World Rankings

Soufiane El Bakkali made a familiar move off the final waterjump in kicking to the World Championships win. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

AN UNBEATEN SEASON earned Soufiane El Bakkali his third consecutive No. 1. In addition to WC gold, the tall Moroccan also won his 4 forays into the DL realm. He produced the year leader with a near-PR 7:58.28, although that was his only sub-8:00 and one of only two sub-8:05s…

DOMINANT ON THE WATCH was No. 2-rated Lamecha Girma, with a trio of sub-8:00s. He’s the first to do that since Saïf Shaheen back in ’05. In fact, no one else other than those two has ever done it…

USATF CHAMP Hillary Bor earns the No. 1 American spot for the third time in a row.

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1. SOUFIANE EL BAKKALI (Morocco) (1/7/96, 6-2/154) (1.88/70)
8:09.66 1)Doha DL 5/13
7:58.28 1)Rabat DL 6/05
8:25.13 1)World Ch 7/18
(8:16.65h)
8:02.45 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
8:07.67 1)Zürich DL 9/08
2. LAMECHA GIRMA (Ethiopia) (11/26/00, 6-¾) (1.85)
8:09.67 2)Doha DL 5/13 1. El Bakkali
7:58.68 1)Ostrava CT 5/31
7:59.24 2)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali
7:59.23 1)Rome DL 6/09
8:26.01 2)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali
(8:19.64h)
3. GETNET WALE (Ethiopia) (7/16/00, 5-10/132) (1.78/60)
8:26.68 7)Doha DL 5/13 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Bor; 5. Bett;
6. Kigen
8:06.74 3)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot
8:28.68 4)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto
(8:17.49h)
8:16.41 7)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. El Bakkali; 2. Amare; 3. Bett; 4. Miura; 5. Serem;
6. Kibiwot
8:08.56 2)Zürich DL 9/08 1. El Bakkali
4. ABRAHAM KIBIWOT (Kenya) (4/6/96, 5-8¾/121) (1.75/55)
8:24.30(A) 1)Nairobi 4/16
8:21.34(A) 1)Ken Ch 4/28
(8:30.04Ah)
8:21.92(A) 1)Nairobi CT 5/07
8:16.40 3)Doha DL 5/13 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma
8:18.78 9)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Amare; 4. Kipruto; 5. Sable;
6. Bor; 7. Belhadj; 8. Kigen
8:06.73 2)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma
8:17.79(A) 2)Ken WC Tr 6/24 1. Serem
8:28.95 5)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto; 4. Wale
(8:17.04h)
8:11.15 1)Commonwealth G 8/06
8:15.69 6)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. El Bakkali; 2. Amare; 3. Bett; 4. Miura; 5. Serem
8:08.61 3)Zürich DL 9/08 1. El Bakkali; 2. Wale
5. CONSESLUS KIPRUTO (Kenya) (12/8/94, 5-7¼/121) (1.71/55)
8:32.24(A) 5)Ken Ch 4/28 1. Kibiwot; 2. Kirwa; 3. Kigen; 4. Serem
8:32.76(A) 5)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Kibiwot; 2. Deguna; 3. Kigen; 4. Ibrahim
8:12.47 4)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Amare
8:08.76 4)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Wale
8:18.21(A) 3)Ken WC Tr 6/24 1. Serem; 2. Kibiwot
8:27.92 3)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma
(8:20.12h)
8:34.96 6)Commonwealth G 8/06 1. Kibiwot; 2. Sable; 3. Serem; 4. Gay; 5. Buckingham
6. HAILEMARIYAM AMARE (Ethiopia) (2/22/97, 5-5/110) (1.65/50)
8:24.6(A) 2)Eth Ch 3/31 1. Firewu
8:07.70 2)Ostrava CT 5/31 1. Girma
8:06.29 3)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma
8:27.38 1)Afr Ch 6/10
8:31.54 10)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto; 4. Wale; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Jager; 7. Hailesilassie; 8. Bor; 9. Arce
(8:18.34h)
8:12.07 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. El Bakkali
8:24.49 8)Zürich DL 9/08 1. El Bakkali; 2. Wale; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Miura; 5. Bett;
6. Serem; 7. Kemboi
7. AMOS SEREM (Kenya) (8/28/02, 5-7/139) (1.70/63)
8:33.84 1sf)Nairobi 2/04
8:31.32(A) 1)Nairobi 3/05
8:31.98(A) 4)Ken Ch 4/28 1. Kibiwot; 2. Kirwa; 3. Kigen
(8:33.24(A)h)
8:45.37(A) 7)Nairobi CT 5/07 1. Kibiwot; 2. Deguna; 3. Kigen; 4. Ibrahim; 5. Kipruto;
6. Kibet
8:09.93 5)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Wale; 4. Kipruto
8:17.03(A) 1)Ken WC Tr 6/24
8:16.83 3)Commonwealth G 8/06 1. Kibiwot; 2. Sable
8:13.93 5)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. El Bakkali; 2. Amare; 3. Bett; 4. Miura
8:15.64 6)Zürich DL 9/08 1. El Bakkali; 2. Wale; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Miura; 5. Bett
8. HILLARY BOR (US) (11/22/89, 5-6/126) (1.68/57)
8:17.82 4)Doha DL 5/13 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kibiwot
8:13.12 6)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Amare; 4. Kipruto; 5. Sable
8:12.19 8)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Wale; 4. Kipruto; 5. Serem;
6. Abdelwahed; 7. O. Zoghlami
8:15.76 1)USATF 6/26
(8:24.42h)
8:29.77 8)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto; 4. Wale; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Jager; 7. Hailesilassie
(8:20.18h)
9. AVINASH SABLE (India) (9/13/94, 5-7¼/132) (1.71/60)
8:16.21 1)Thiruvanathapuram 3/23
8:25.82 4)USATF Distance Cl 5/19 1. Gay; 2. Ferlic; 3. Hughes
8:12.48 5)Rabat DL 6/05 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Amare; 4. Kipruto
8:31.75 11)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto; 4. Wale; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Jager; 7. Hailesilassie; 8. Bor; 9. Arce; 10. Amare
(8:18.75h)
8:11.20 2)Commonwealth G 8/06 1. Kibiwot
10. LEONARD BETT (Kenya) (11/3/00, 5-8/126) (1.73/57)
dnc )Ken Ch 4/28
(8:28.99Ah)
8:21.64 5)Doha DL 5/13 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Bor
8:12.34 9)Rome DL 6/09 1. Girma; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Wale; 4. Kipruto; 5. Serem;
6. Abdelwahed; 7. O. Zoghlami; 8. Bor
8:20.43(A) 5)Ken WC Tr 6/24 1. Serem; 2. Kibiwot; 3. Kipruto; 4. Kirui
8:36.74 15)World Ch 7/18 1. El Bakkali; 2. Girma; 3. Kipruto; 4. Wale; 5. Kibiwot;
6. Jager; 7. Hailesilassie; 8. Bor; 9. Arce; 10. Amare;
11. Sable; 12. Abdelwahed; 13. Belhadj; 14. Martos
(8:16.94h)
8:12.08 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. El Bakkali; 2. Amare
8:13.21 5)Zürich DL 9/08 1. El Bakkali; 2. Wale; 3. Kibiwot; 4. Miura

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Hillary Bor (Hoka) 6. Anthony Rotich (U.S. Army)
4)Doha DL, 1)USATF, 8)World Ch 2)Oregon R, 7)USATF DC, 5)USATF
2. Evan Jager (Nike Bowerman) 7. Travis Mahoney (Empire Elite)
2)USATF, 6)World Ch, 8)Lausanne DL 3)Penn, 2)Music City, 8)USATF
3. Duncan Hamilton (Montana State) 8. Brian Barraza (Tinman Elite)
2)NCAA, 4)USATF, 2)NACAC 7)Jordan, 1)Music City, 9)USATF
4. Benard Keter (U.S. Army) 9. Parker Stokes (Georgetown)
2)Portland, 3)USATF, 7h)World Ch 1)Big East, 3)NCAA, 12)USATF
5. Mason Ferlic (adidas/Very Nice TC) 10. Kenneth Rooks (BYU)
1)Oregon R, 2)USATF DC, 6)USATF 1)Mt. SAC, 6)NCAA, 10)USATF

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