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Kipyegon Bett (born 1 February 1998) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner specializing in the 800 metres. Bett won the 800 metres at the 2016 World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.[1] He also came second in the 800 metres at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia.[2] In the second meet of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai, Bett won the 800m event in 1:44.70.[3]

Kipyegon Bett
Personal information
NationalityKenyan
Born (1998-02-01) 1 February 1998 (age 21)
Sport
Country Kenya
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 meters

He won the bronze medal in the 800 metres at the 2017 World Championships held in London.[4]

He tested positive for EPO in 2018[5][6] and received a four-year ban in November.[7]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
2015 African Youth Championships Réduit, Mauritius 1st 800 m 1:51.67
World Youth Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 800 m 1:45.86
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 800 m 1:44.95
2017 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4 × 800 m relay 7:13.70
World Championships London, United Kingdom 3rd 800 m 1:45:21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mutuota, Mutwiri (24 July 2016). "Bett, Kirui strike gold as Kenya finishes 2nd in Poland". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (20 July 2015). "Cali 2015: Tarbei edges Bett in Kenyan 800m 1-2". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Bett stuns Rudisha to claim victory in Shanghai". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  4. ^ "800 Metres Men - Final" (PDF). 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kipyegon Bett latest Kenyan athlete to test positive for EPO". eurosport.com. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  6. ^ "World 800m bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett fails drug test - Olympic Channel". www.olympicchannel.com. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  7. ^ "World 800m bronze medallist Bett given four-year ban in further blow to Kenyan athletics". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

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