Kemboi wins Olympic steeplechase, Jager 6th

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Donald Cabral of the U.S. (right) and teammate Even Jager, a Jacobs graduate, lead in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase final Saturday in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

LONDON – Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya's first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday night, eight years after winning at the Athens Olympics.

The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in 8 minutes, 18.56 seconds.

Evan Jager, a standout runner at Jacobs High School, finished sixth, with a time of 8:23.87.

European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France took silver in 8:19.08 and African champion Abel Mutai of Kenya took bronze in 8:19.73.

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