Abel Mutai

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Abel Mutai
Personal information
Born (1988-10-02) October 2, 1988 (age 28)
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Country  Kenya
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 3000m Steeplechase
Updated on 9 August 2012.

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 and finished ninth at the 2009 World Athletics Final.[1]

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.[1]

His best success is bronze medal at 2012 Summer olympics. His time was 8:19.73 minutes.

Competition record[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Abel Mutai profile at IAAF