Abel Mutai

Intro Kenyan long-distance runner
A.K.A. Abel Kiprop Mutai
Is Athlete Runner Long-distance runner
From Kenya
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 October 1988, Nandi District, Kenya
Star sign Libra
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 62 kg

Abel Kiprop Mutai (born 2 October 1988) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He was born in Nandi. He won the gold medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships, a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, seventh at the 2013 World Championship and finished ninth at the 2009 World Athletics Final. As well as these, he won the 2000 m steeplechase at the 2007 African Junior championship. He suffered an Achilles tendon injury which kept him out of competition for all of 2010. His personal best times are 8:05.16 minutes in the 3000 metres, achieved in June 2006 in Lisbon; and 8:01.67 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase, achieved in May 2012 in Rome.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 1st 2000 m s'chase 5:24.69
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 8th 3000 m s'chase 8:36.75
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 1st 3000 m s'chase 8:16.05
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 3000 m s'chase 8:19.73

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