Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto lost one of his shoes during the first lap of his 3000m steeplechase Diamond League race on Thursday night but still went on to win.
The Olympic and World Champion beat Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali in a sprint finish.
Video shows Kipruto’s left shoe went flying off as he entered the home straight at the end of the first lap – see here 32 seconds in:
“I have big pain. I am injured because I lost my left shoe. That was a mess, but it motivated me to fight as hard as I could, so the race went well,” the Standard newspaper quotes Kipruto as saying after the race.
All winners received a $50,000 (£38,000) prize.
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