Hezekiél Sepeng

Hezekiél Sello Sepeng (born 30 June 1974),[1] is a South African middle distance runner who won silver in the Olympic 800 metres final in Atlanta 1996 (behind Vebjørn Rodal),[2] the 1998 Commonwealth Games (behind Japheth Kimutai) and the World Championships' final in Seville 1999 (behind Wilson Kipketer). He was banned from competition from May 2005 to May 2007 after a positive doping test for nandrolone.[3][4]

Hezekiél Sepeng
Personal information
Full nameHezekiél Sello Sepeng
NationalitySouth African
Born (1974-06-30) 30 June 1974 (age 46)
Alma materPotchefstroom High School for Boys
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Country South Africa

He was born in Potchefstroom and educated at Potchefstroom Boys High, where he was in the same class as South African commonwealth boxer Sean Santana.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hezekiel Sepeng". SAHO. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ Hezekiél Sepeng Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  3. ^ IAAF suspends Sepeng (Archived). News24. Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  4. ^ "Sepeng banned for two years". Mail&Guardian. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Shirene Human
Flagbearer for   South Africa
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Alexander Heath