Abednego Matilu

Abednego Matilu (born 21 November 1968) is a retired Kenyan sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.[2] He represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as three World Championships. He was part of the 4 × 400 metres relay team that won the silver at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart.

Abednego Matilu
Personal information
Born (1968-11-21) November 21, 1968 (age 51)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)400 metres

His personal best in the event is 44.97 seconds set at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 4x400 m relay DNF
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 4x400 m relay 2:59.82
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th (sf) 400 m 45.67
2nd (h) 4x400 m relay 3:03.14[3]
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th (sf) 400 m 45.41
4th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:00.81
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12th (sf) 400 m 46.06
9th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:05.56
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 41st (h) 400 m 47.42
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 12th (sf) 400 m 46.99
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:01.73


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Abednego Matilu". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Abednego Matilu at World Athletics
  3. ^ Disqualified in the final

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