Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Evan Jager of the United States took silver.
The Maryland Hunt Cup ran its first point-to-point race in 1894 at Worthington Valley in Baltimore County. It’s considered one of the most challenging steeplechase races in the world. The cup’s 1941 race was photographed by Marion Post Wolcott, a photojournalist who covered Baltimore for the Farm Security Administration in the Great Depression and World War II.
This post is part of The Darkroom’s ongoing look at Baltimore during and shortly after the end of the Great Depression (thanks to Yale’s Photogrammar site). All captions are the original text provided with that image.
Party goers enjoyed the atmosphere of Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival meeting in Liverpool, England. Though the day is supposed to be about steeplechase horse racing, equally important is the high fashion and having a good time.
The 166th running of the Grand National Steeplechase was held on Saturday in Liverpool, England. The world’s most famous jumping race, the Grand National features 40 horses and riders jumping 30 fences over a distance of almost four and a half miles. For spectators, the race is an excuse for some outlandish race day fashions and a chance to earn some major quid. Essentially, think of the Grand National as Britain’s Preakness or Kentucky Derby – with whatever that entails.