Alfred Kipketer

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Alfred Kipketer
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Eugene 800 metres
World Relays
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nassau 4×800 m relay
World Youth Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Donetsk 800 metres

Alfred Kipketer (born 28 December 1996) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who competes in the 800 metres. His personal best for the event is 1:42.87 minutes, set at the Paris IAAF Diamond League meet in 2016.

Career[edit]

He won his first international medal at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics, taking the 800 m gold medal. He completed the first lap in a time of 48.63 seconds – faster than the first lap of David Rudisha's 800 metres world record.[1] He was chosen to run the 4×800 metres relay at the first ever IAAF World Relays in 2014 and running the anchor leg on the Kenyan team with Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich, Sammy Kibet Kirongo, and Job Koech Kinyor, he won his first senior gold medal.[2] On July 27 at the 2014 World Junior Championships he became World Junior 800 m Champion, effectively leading the race from start to finish.[3]

In 2015, Kipketer was selected onto Kenya's IAAF World Championships team in the 800m. Kipketer made the final, but finished last in 8th place.

In 2016, Kipketer excelled at the 800m winning the Kenyan trials and multiple IAAF Diamond League meeting. Going into the Rio Olympics 800m, Kipketer was one of the favorites aside from his countryman and defending Olympic champion David Rudisha. Kipketer made it into the 2016 Summer Olympics final, but only finished in a disappointing 7th place. Two weeks after the Olympics, Kipketer set his new personal best in 800m in 1:42.87 to win the Paris Diamond League race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kipketer holds on to win gold in 800m. IAAF (2013-07-13). Retrieved on 2014-05-31.
  2. ^ Report: Men's 4x800m – Nassau 2014. IAAF (2014-05-24). Retrieved on 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ Report: Men’s 800m – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014. IAAF (2014-07-27). Retrieved on 2014-07-28.

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