Alfred Kirwa Yego

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Alfred Kirwa Yego
Alfred Yego Daegu 2011.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Kenyan
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 31)
Eldoret, Kenya
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m

Alfred Kirwa Yego (born 28 November 1986 in Eldoret) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the 800 m at the 2007 World Championships.

Yego competed at the 2005 World Championships, but did not advance past 800 metres heats.

His coach is Claudio Berardelli, who has also coached olympic medalists Janeth Jepkosgei and Nancy Lagat [2] Yego won the silver at the 2009 World Championships in the 800 m. A few weeks afterwards, he improved his 800 m personal best to 1:42.67 min in Rieti, finishing second behind David Rudisha who ran a new African record.[3]


Alfred Yego (on the left) in Osaka 2007.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Kenya
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 2nd 1:47.39
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 30th (h) 1:48.72
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 1:47.39
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 3rd 1:46.85
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 8th 1:48.01
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st 1:47.09
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 1:44.82
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st 1:49.05
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd 1:45.35
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 1:46.66
2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 1:44.85
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 1:45.83

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Alfred Kirwa Yego". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ IAAF, August 8, 2009: Ready when it counts most – Yego Archived 2009-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-09-06). Rudisha 1:42.01 African 800m record in Rieti – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-07.

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