Timothy Kitum

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Timothy Kitum
Personal information
Born (1994-11-20) 20 November 1994 (age 29) Kapsowar
Height5 ft 7.5 in (172 cm)[1]
Weight132 lb (60 kg)
SportTrack and field
Event800 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best800 m: 1:42.53 (London 2012)
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Kenya
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 800 m
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Barcelona 800 m
World Youth Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Lille 800 m

Timothy Kitum (born 20 November 1994) is a Kenyan middle distance runner. He also won Commonwealth Youth Games 800m with a Games Record 1.49.32

He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, finishing second to Nijel Amos,[2] before going on to win the bronze medal in the men's 800m race at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]


  1. ^ "Timothy Kitum". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ Dennis Machio (15 July 2012). "Botswana's Nijel beats Kitum as Kenya finishes 2nd overall". Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ "David Rudisha breaks 800m world record in Olympics win". BBC Sport. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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