2005 World Athletics Final – Monaco

World Athletics Final, 3000 Meter Steeplechase
September 9, 2005, Monaco
Automatic Timing

1-Docus Inzikuru UGA 9:21.80
2-Wioletta Janowska POL 9:25.47
3-Mardrea Hyman JAM 9:27.21
4-Livia Toth HUN 9:30.20
5-Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 9:32.41
6-Korene Hinds JAM 9:33.46
7-Cristina Casandra ROM 9:46.06
8-Elizabeth Jackson USA 9:46.10
9-Roisin McGettigan IRL 9:46.12
10-Salome Chepchumba KEN 9:53.83
11-Jo Ankier GBR 9:56.16
12-Lisa Galaviz USA 10:05.01

The top 12 ranked athletes in the world in each event were invited to the World Athletics Final, which was held in Monaco. Jackson and Galaviz were the only two Americans invited in the Women’s Steeplechase.

Chepchumba led the field early on (3:11.93 first kilometer), but faded in the final kilometer. At this point, Jackson moved up on Casandra, and McGettigan followed to finish with a season best. All three leaned at the finish line in a very close finish.

Jackson was the first American finisher in 8th place. With her finihs in this race, she solidified a 7th Place World Ranking for the season.

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