Ruth Jebet shatters 3000m Steeplechase world record during Paris Diamond League, with Kendra Harrison prevailing again

Ruth Jebet set a new world record time in the women's 3000m steeplechase during the Paris Diamond League meet

Ruth Jebet shatters 3000m Steeplechase world record during Paris Diamond League, with Kendra Harrison prevailing again
Ruth Jebet celebrates breaking the world record (image via: ilmessaggero Twitter)

Ruth Jebet was the star of the show at the Stade de France, breaking the women's 3000metre steeplechase world record with a stunning piece of distance running. 

Jebet's run was the biggest story from the Paris Diamond League, with Britain's Laura Muir also impressing on her way to another British record in the 1,500m. 

Jebet adds to Olympic gold with new world record

At the age of 19, Jebet looks set to be a star of track and field for some time, and having claimed steeplechase gold a week ago in Rio, it always looked as though she had a fast time in here. 

Having eased down over the final 100metres in Brazil, Jebet set out with the same purpose which saw her blow open the race in Paris and it soon became a race between her and the clock.

Unlike the Olympics, Jebet didn't ease down and it showed as she smashed the eight-year old world record which previously belonged to Russia's Gulnara Galkina

Finally stopping the clock at 8:52.78 minutes, the Kenyan-born Bahraini looks set to dominate the event for years to come, with this her third sub-nine minute time of the season. 

Muir breaks British record once more

In an equally impressive show of running, Britain's Laura Muir made up for her Olympic disappointment with another British record in the 1,500 metres. 

Laura Muir crosses the line in Paris (image via: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty)

The 23-year-old Scot led from 600metres out as is now the norm, and continued to race away from her competitors to stop the clock in a time of 3:55.22 to take more than two seconds off the British record she broke in London last month. 

The time was also a meeting record for Paris, as well as being the fastest run by anyone this season, and having finished 7th in Rio, Muir must now set her sights on the World Championships next year. 

Harrison leads home list of usual winners in Paris

World record holder Kendra Harrison stormed to victory again the 100m hurdles in a time of 12.44seconds.

Kendra Harrison on her way to another 100m hurdle win (image via: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty)

Since becoming the fastest of all time in this discipline at the Olympic Stadium in London, Harrison has become a household name in Athletics, and she came home comfortably in first ahead of Dawn Harper-Nelson (12.65) and Cindy Ofili (12.66).

Renaud Lavillenie thrilled the home crowd with victory in the Pole Vault, leaping 5.93 metres, while Spain's Ruth Betia took first place in the High Jump after clearing 1.98 metres.

Serbia's Ivana Spanovic only needed two leaps to win the long jump with 6.90metres which helped her finish ahead of Britain's Lorraine Ugen (6.80).

World Champion Nicholas Bett of Kenya put in his best performance of the season to win the 400m hurdles in 48.01, while Sandra Perkovic threw 67.62 metres in her discus triumph. 

In the final event of the evening, Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast won the 100metres, running a personal best time of 9.96seconds. Britain's Joel Fearon continues to impress and ran 10.05 to finish fourth, but has some big decisions ahead as to whether he should concentrate on his sprinting of Bobsleigh with a Winter Olympics on the horizon in 2018. 

The Diamond League has two final meetings in Zurich and Brussels over the next fortnight to decide the overall victors this season, starting with the meeting in Switzerland's biggest city next Thursday.