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UW-Madison alum Evan Jager wins silver in Rio steeplechase

Jager finished one second behind the winner
Posted: 10:27 AM, Aug 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-17 17:01:37Z
UW-Madison alum Evan Jager wins silver in Rio
UW-Madison alum Evan Jager wins silver in Rio

Conseslus Kipruto has continued Kenya's streak of Olympic titles in the men's steeplechase, winning the gold medal in a games record of 8 minutes, 03.28 seconds. The Kenyans have won the event at every Olympics since 1984.

UW-Madison alumnus Evan Jager earned the silver medal for the United States, running strongly and leading until the bell, to finish one second behind and split up the Kenyan runners.

Two-time Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi took the bronze in 8:08.47.