Hellen Obiri

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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.[1] She holds the Kenyan National Record for the 5000 metres event.

Hellen Onsando Obiri
Hellen Obiri Istanbul 2012.jpg
Personal information
Born (1989-12-13) December 13, 1989 (age 30)
Kisii, Kenya
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Event(s)Middle-distance running

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.[2]


Hellen Obiri during the 2017 Golden Gala, Rome

[1] Obiri Retains World 5000m Crown In Doha (KAHAWA TUNGU MEDIA)

[2]What drove Hellen Obiri to 5000m gold in Doha (NATION MEDIA)

The 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics , Turkey

[3] Obiri’s force behind championship record (THE STAR MEDIA)


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
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)
5th 10,000 m 30:35.82


  1. ^ "IAAF profile". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  2. ^ 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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