By Amos Abuga World 3,000 m steeplechase record holder, Beatrice Chepkoech todayproved she is still the woman to beat after winning the nationaltrials with ease and qualify for the September 27 to October 6 WorldChampionships in Doha, Qatar. The 28-year-old wasn't even supposed to be at the Nyayo NationalStadium for the trials having qualified for the worlds by virtue ofwinning the Diamond League series title on August 29, but she stillchoose to run and she won. At 28-years of age she is the oldest of the Kenyan quarter, given that2015 World Champion Hyvin Kiyeng who was second is 27 and world under20 Champion Celiphine Chespol is 20 and fourth placed Fancy Cherono isonly 18, all qualifying for Doha. "I am playing for a podium sweep. That is our strong the team is .Today was not that serious that is why we even afforded to hold handsat the finish line," said the Kericho-based athlete. "I feel there is a something special thing about the current crop ofathletes. Of course with the guidance of our coaches, we are going tostrategize better," she added. Chepkoech clocked 9:45.15 ahead of Kiyeng in who managed a time of9:45.20 and Chespol was third in a time of 9:45.24.