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Kemboi wins Kenya's 1st track gold at London Games

Sunday - 8/5/2012, 4:46pm  ET

LONDON (AP) - Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya's first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday night, eight years after winning at the Athens Olympics.

The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in 8 minutes, 18.56 seconds.

European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France took silver in 8:19.08 and African champion Abel Mutai of Kenya took bronze in 8:19.73.


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