A 27-year-old army man from a humble family in Beed district of Maharashtra set off a clock at 8: 12.48 pm on Sunday night in a high-quality field, more than three seconds ahead of his previous national record of 8: 16.21. Participated in the Indian Grand Prix in Thiruvananthapuram in March.
Local hero and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Sofian Al Bakkali won the race with a meeting record and a world lead of 7: 58.28.
Record ⚠️ Avinash Sable @Diamond_League Rabat set a new national record in the 3000m steeple chase in 2022. P… https://t.co/ZpEvXwKDvF
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Ethiopia’s Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Lamecha Girma was second with a time of 7: 59.24 hours, beating her compatriot Hellerium Tege in the personal best of 8: 06.29.
2016 Rio Olympics Champion Kenya’s Consul Kipruto was fourth in 8: 12.47, ahead of Sable in the AXO.
However, Sable is ahead of Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Benjamin Kijen of Kenya who finished eighth with a time of 8: 17.32.
Sable is known for his own breaking 3000m steeplechase national record many times. He first broke it in 2018 when he clocked a time of 8: 29.80 at the National Inter-State Championships and erased the 8: 30.88 mark of the then 37-year-old Gopal Saini.
Last month, Sable broke the 30-year-old men’s 5000m national record by breaking Bahadur Prasad’s longest record of 13: 29.70s in Birmingham in 1992 at 13 minutes and 25.65 seconds, 13 minutes and 25.65 seconds.