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Track and field: Obstacles, jumps, water confront steeplechase runners

A tradition that started in the British Isles in the 1800s is now one of the more unique events in collegiate track and field meets. The steeplechase is a 3000-meter race that involves jumping over 35 obstacles—one every 100 meters. Barriers similar to hurdles make up 28 of these obstacles, and the other seven obstacles