Haron Keitany

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Haron Keitany
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Doha 1500 m

Haron Keitany (born December 17, 1983) is a runner from Kenya, who specialises in 1500 metres. In 2008, he won 1500 metres races at the African Championships, the IAAF Golden League meeting of Weltklasse Zürich, and World Athletics Final. He missed the Beijing Olympics though, after finishing fourth at the Kenyan trials.[1]

He competed at the 2009 World Championships, but did not start his semifinal.[2]

His personal best over 1500 metres is 3:30.20, set in June 2009.

Keitany is nicknamed “Land Cruiser”. He is the sixth-born in a family of 10. He graduated from Anasens High School in Wareng District in 2003 and took up running two year later. He is trained by Amos Korir at Golazo Athletics Club in Eldoret [3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 1500 m 3:43.47
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st 1500 m 3:37.92
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd (h) 1500 m 3:37.13
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 1500 m 3:42.32

Personal Bests[edit]


  • 1500 Metres - 3:30.20 - Berlin, GER - 14/06/2009
  • Mile - 3:48.78 - Eugene, OR - 07/06/2009