UW-Madison alum Evan Jager wins silver in Rio steeplechase
Jager finished one second behind the winner
Posted: 10:27 AM, Aug 17, 2016
<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Evan Jager of the United States competes in round one of the Men's 3000m Steeplechase on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)</p>
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.
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