Meet The Owner Of Track's Most Brutal Event

Here’s Kenyan steeplechaser Ezekiel Kemboi after winning that 3,000-meter barrier-and-pond race at the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing. This was his seventh gold or silver World Championship performance. He’s got two Olympic golds at home in the drawer, stacks of others too, and, wonder on top of… »8/31/15 9:00pm8/31/15 9:00pm


U.S. Steeplechase Runner Evan Jager Eats It, Triumphs

On the Fourth of July in Paris, Evan Jager did something perfect. The 26-year-old American lined up for a 3,000-meter steeplechase against nearly all of the best steeplers in the world, and over the first five minutes of the race, he joined Kenyan stud Jairus Birech in running away from the entire field. There was… »7/06/15 5:29pm7/06/15 5:29pm

Donn Cabral Is Becoming An Expert On Lyme Disease

Donn Cabral is an expert at the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He capped off an undefeated 2012 collegiate season with Princeton by winning the NCAA Outdoor Championships in that event, setting an American collegiate record of 8:19.14 and placing eighth at the 2012 Olympic Games. He's not an expert on Lyme disease, but… »5/26/14 9:59pm5/26/14 9:59pm

Ethiopian Steeplechaser Slams Into Race's Final Hurdle, Leaves Track In A Wheelchair

Here's pretty much the definition of "agony of defeat": Ethiopian steeplechase competitor Birhan Getahun, already far at the back of his qualifying heat at the end of the race, fails to navigate the final hurdle and slams down to the track. (Steeplechase hurdles, unlike those used in the hurdle events proper, don't… »8/03/12 12:00pm8/03/12 12:00pm

Runner Shoved Mascot (Who May Have Been A 14-Year-Old Girl) After Winning Race

His name is Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad and he won gold in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the European athletics championship held in Helsinki. After crossing the finish line he stalked over to some tiny mascot, slapped something out of its hands and shoved it out of the way. Information provided by the YouTube… »7/01/12 4:14pm7/01/12 4:14pm

BYU Runner's Epic Steeplechase Fail Is Even Funnier In A Frame-By-Frame Photo Gallery

BYU senior Katy Andrews did us all a favor when she humbly uploaded that hilarious video of her grand crash into the water jump during a weekend steeplechase event. And now that the Salt Lake Tribune has broken the entire episode down in HD, image by image, it's obvious that, just after it happened, Andrews might have… »5/03/12 4:35pm5/03/12 4:35pm

Running Into A Steeplechase Barrier Looks Just As Funny As You Might Imagine

Let's give BYU senior Katy Andrews some credit here. She's the one who uploaded this video of herself failing to negotiate the water jump during the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Saturday's Robison Invitational. "I think I caught the toe of my spike a couple steps before the barrier," Andrews writes on the video's… »5/01/12 12:20pm5/01/12 12:20pm

Britain's Grand National Is The World's Most-Watched Horse Slaughter

An estimated 600 million people worldwide watched Saturday's 165th Grand National, the annual steeplechase held outside Liverpool with a purse worth more than $1.5 million. Outside of World Cup finals and India-Pakistan cricket matches, it is the world's most-viewed sporting event (it has four times as many viewers… »4/19/12 4:10pm4/19/12 4:10pm

This Is What It Looks Like To Almost Get Trampled By A Runaway Racehorse

Hickey posted about this traumatizing moment at the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Australia's Warrnambool carnival this morning, when a wild racehorse leaped over a fence and into a crowd of people, injuring an 80-year-old woman and a two-year-old boy and scaring the shit out of an unspecified number of people. Now… »5/06/11 6:15pm5/06/11 6:15pm