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Alfred Kirwa Yego (born 28 November 1986 in Eldoret) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the 800 m at the 2007 World Championships.

Alfred Kirwa Yego
Alfred Yego Daegu 2011.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 32)
Eldoret, Kenya
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Event(s)800 m

Yego competed at the 2005 World Championships, but did not advance past 800 metres heats.

His coach is Claudio Berardelli, who has also coached olympic medalists Janeth Jepkosgei and Nancy Lagat [2] Yego won the silver at the 2009 World Championships in the 800 m. A few weeks afterwards, he improved his 800 m personal best to 1:42.67 min in Rieti, finishing second behind David Rudisha who ran a new African record.[3]




  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Alfred Kirwa Yego". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ IAAF, August 8, 2009: Ready when it counts most – Yego Archived 2009-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-09-06). Rudisha 1:42.01 African 800m record in Rieti – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-07.

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