Evan Jager won the silver medal in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase Wednesday afternoon at Rio's Olympic Stadium, giving the U.S. its first medal in the event since Brian Diemer's bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
Jager ran a season-best 8:04.28 to finish one second behind Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto, who set an Olympic record with his time of 8:03.28. Jager's time also was under the old Olympic record of 8:05.51, which had stood since the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.
Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won the bronze with a time of 8:08.47. Two other Americans finished in the top 10: Hillary Bor was eighth with a personal best time of 8:22.74, while Donald Cabral was ninth in 8:25.81.
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