Ezekiel Kemboi's three-peat in the men's 3,000 steeplechase highlighted Thursday's action at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships.

Kemboi captured his third straight world championship title, finishing just ahead of fellow Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto. Kemboi, who has also won Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2012, completed the race in 8 minutes, 6.01 seconds. Kipruto posted a time of 8 minutes, 6.37 seconds to take silver.

Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago edged American Michael Tinsley by one hundredth of a second to win gold in the men's 400-meters hurdles. Gordon finished in a world-leading time of 47.69 seconds.

Czech Zuzana Hejnova clocked the fastest time in the world this year of 52.83 seconds to win the women's 400-meters hurdles, while Sweden's Abeba Aregawi claimed the women's 1,500-meters title.

The men's high jump title went to Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko, who cleared a championship record 2.41 meters.

Also Thursday, Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen won the women's triple jump with a world-leading jump of 14.85 meters.