Hellen Onsando Obiri (born 13 December 1989) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner and the current 5000 metres champion after winning gold in the 2017 World Championships in London. She successfully defended the title at the 2019 World Championships, in Doha, setting a new championship record. Obiri is also the silver medalist from the 2016 Summer Olympics over the same distance (5000 metres). She won the 3000 metres race event at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds the Kenyan National Record for the 5000 metres event.
|Born||December 13, 1989|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||50 kg (110 lb)|
On 30 March 2019 she won the women's senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship. The event took place in Aarhus, Denmark. She won the 10.2 km race in a time of 36:14.
 Obiri Retains World 5000m Crown In Doha (KAHAWA TUNGU MEDIA)
What drove Hellen Obiri to 5000m gold in Doha (NATION MEDIA)
 Obiri’s force behind championship record (THE STAR MEDIA)
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||11th||1500 m||4:20.23|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||1st||3000 m||8:37.16|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||12th||1500 m||4:16.57|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||1500 m||4:03.86|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||2nd||3000 m||8:57.72|
|IAAF World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||4 × 1500 m relay||16:33.58|
|Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, United Kingdom||6th||1500 m||4:10.84|
|African Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||1st||1500 m||4:09.53|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||2nd||5000 m||14:29.77|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||1st||5000 m||14:34.86|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||4th||3000 m||8:49.66|
|Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||1st||5000 m||15:13.11|
|African Championships||Asaba, Nigeria||1st||5000 m||15:47.18|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||1st||5000 m||14:26.72 (CR)|
- "IAAF profile". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- Dennehy, Cathal (30 March 2019). "Bring on the Mud and Hills! World Cross Country Championships Batter Runners With Challenging New Course". Runner's World. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
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