Jamaican Praight-Leer outperforms at Millrose Games NY

Written by on February 5, 2018

Jamaican steeplechaser Aisha Praught-Leer has made good on her promise to keep improving after, running in the women’s 3000 metres at the Millrose Games, she broke Kenya’s Sally Kipyego’s three-year-old meet record and set a national one.

Praught-Leer was not one of the headliners at the Millrose Games for the Jamaicans with names like Omar McLeod and Asafa Powell down to compete, but the steeplechaser stole the headlines when she beat back the challenge the United States’ Emma Coburn (8:41.16), to win in 8:41.10 seconds.

Coburn also dipped below Kipyego’s 2015 clocking of 8:41.72.

In fact, the first four athletes went below the mark as South Africa’s Dominique Scott was third in 8:41.18, and the United States’ Karissa Schweizer, fourth in 8:41.60.

Three athletes, Italy’s Margherita Magnani, the United States’ Heather Wilson, and Kenya’s Violah Lagat, failed to finish the race.

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