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Beatrice Chebet’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroKenyan long-distance runner born 2000
Is Athlete
From Kenya
Type Sports
Genderfemale
Birth

5 March 2000, Kenya, Kenya

Age20 years
Star signPisces

Beatrice Chebet (born 5 March 2000) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. She won the World Under-20 5,000m in 2018 and the World Cross-Country Championship in 2019.

Career

In June 2018, at the age of 18, Chebet won the Kenyan Under-20s 5000m. A month later, she became the first Kenyan woman to win the 5000m title at the World U20 Championships, and the first non-Ethiopian since 2006 to win it.

At the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, the top three athletes in the Women’s U20 – Chebet and the Ethiopian duo of Alemitu Tariku and Tsigie Gebreselama – were all awarded the time of 20:50 as they finished together. Tariku who was initially announced as the winner, with Gebreselama awarded silver. However, after the photo finish footage was quickly reviewed, however, Chebet was correctly awarded the gold.

In 2019 she won the Kenya U20 National Cross Country Championships.

She trains in Londiani, Kericho County.

Personal Bests

Source: IAAF

EventTimeVenueDate
1500 metres4:23.2hSports Complex, Mumias (KEN)24 May 2019
3000 metres8:49.05Doha (QAT)3 May 2019
5000 metres14:46.12Olympic Stadium, London (GBR)27 July 2019
10 km33:32Kabarnet (KEN)24 August 2019