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Joseph Mwengi Mutua (born 10 December 1978 in Machakos, Eastern Province) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

His personal best time is 1:43.33 minutes, achieved in August 2002 in Zürich. He holds the African indoor record in 800 m with 1:44.71 minutes, achieved in January 2004 in Stuttgart.[1]

He twice competed at the Summer Olympics. In 2000 he failed to advance 800 metres heats, but was part of the Kenyan 4*400m relay team that reached semifinals. At the 2004 Summer Olympics he reached 800 metres semifinals.[2]

He won the Kenyan national championships in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

He was part of the 4 × 800 m relay team who currently holds the world record.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 800m 1:48.21
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.04
2001 Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 5th 800 m 1:47.09
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 2nd 800 m 1:46.57
2003 Military World Games Catania, Italy 1st 800 m 1:48.84
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 800 m 1:46.13
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 800 m 1:47.86
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 800 m 1:46.13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Area Indoor Records - Men - Africa - IAAF.org
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Joseph Mutua". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.

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