Some have described this event as the duck billed platypus of Olympic events combining as it does distance running over 3000 metres, jumping over 28 hurdles and negotiating 7 water jumps.
The mens event has been running since 1920 but women were only included in Beijing in 2008 the mens hurdles measuring .914metres high and the womens .762metres but neither are collapsible like the sprint hurdles and the athletes will often launch themselves from the top of the hurdle to propel themselves over the water jumps which are 70cm at their deepest point.
2020 Men's 3000m Steeplechase Odds
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2020 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Odds
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2016 Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final Result
Final: Wednesday 17th August 2016
2016 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Result
Final - Monday 15th August 2016
The African nations have often done well at this event, in fact the last 8 men's Gold medals have been won by a Kenyan, the most recent in London was Ezekiel Kemboi winning the mens event with Russian Yuliya Zaripova a winning the womens. The mens world record is also held by a Kenyan, although Salf Saaeed Shaheen swapped nationality to be a citizen of Qatar, and recorded a time of 7:53.63 in 2004.