|Intro||Kenyan long-distance runner born 2000|
5 March 2000, Kenya, Kenya
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.
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.
|1500 metres||4:23.2h||Sports Complex, Mumias (KEN)||24 May 2019|
|3000 metres||8:49.05||Doha (QAT)||3 May 2019|
|5000 metres||14:46.12||Olympic Stadium, London (GBR)||27 July 2019|
|10 km||33:32||Kabarnet (KEN)||24 August 2019|