On Monday, Ezekiel Kemboi made history when he became the first athlete to win four consecutive world 3,000m steeplechase titles, guiding his compatriots to a 1-4 sweep at the World Championships in Beijing. Kemboi, 33, seized the gold medal thanks to a devastating sub 57-second last-lap burst at the Bird’s Nest Stadium.
Kemboi, who clocked eight minutes 11.28 seconds, added the title to those he won in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and to the Olympic gold he landed in 2004 and 2012. The 33-year-old who is now the first athlete to win four consecutive world 3,000m steeplechase titles, dedicate his win to three people among them popular Kenyan singer Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar.
In a quick press interview immediately after his Historic win, Ezekiel Kemboi disclosed that he dedicates his gold medal to three people and one of them happens to be the “Kigeugeu” hit artist Jaguar because of the work he has been doing to fight drug abuse amongst the youth.
Here is the exact words he used,”I am dedicating this gold medal to three people; first is musician Jaguar (Charles Njagua)for the work he is doing of saving the youth from the scourge of drugs.”