Beatrice Chepkoech and Winfred Yavi confirmed for Prefontaine Classic in Kenya.


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Beatrice Chepkoech and Winfred Yavi competed in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during the 2023 Prefontaine Classic and Wanda Diamond League Final. Chepkoech went into the race as the favorite ahead of record holder Chepkoech. Elsewhere, Mary Moraa, another Kenyan runner, has been confirmed for the Prefontaine Classic.

Familiar opponents, Winfred Yavi and Beatrice Chepkoech are set to compete at the 2024 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, United States. The Kenyan-born duo are the latest inclusions in the event scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 25. Chepkoech will use the race to gauge herself with less than four months remaining before the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, where she seeks to win the Olympic Games gold medal for the first time in her career.

She mentioned that she was trying to improve on her main weakness in order to stand a good chance of winning the elusive medal. Yavi, who switched her allegiance to Bahrain several years ago, goes into the clash as the favorite, having overcome Chepkoech in most of the races during the 2023 season. Chepkoech, currently holding the world record of 8:44.32, settled for a second-place position ahead of the fast-rising Faith Cherotich from Kenya at the World Athletics Championships.

Wayment-Smith, a 3-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) indoor champion with a personal best of 9:09.91, is slated to compete at the Prefontaine Classic. Moraa will compete with the likes of Athing Mu, and Uganda’s Nakaayi Halimah in the eagerly anticipated two-lap showdown.

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