Tsepo Mathibelle

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Tsepo Mathibelle
Tsepo Mathibelle Rio 2016.jpg
Mathibelle at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1991-06-30) June 30, 1991 (age 28)
Mapeleng, Mabote, Lesotho
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Country Lesotho
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)2:13:50 (2017)[1]

Tsepo Ramonene Mathibelle[2] (born 30 June 1991) is a long-distance runner from Lesotho.

Mathibelle took up running aged 14.[3] He ran his first marathon in 2012 and qualified for the 2012 Olympics. He ran his second marathon at the Olympics and finished last in a time of 2:55:54.[4][5] After walking the majority of the last 3 km, Ramonene summoned the strength to jog over the finish line nearly 48 minutes behind the race winner.[6] Shortly after the crowd cheered him to the finish line, he collapsed with exhaustion.

He went to the 2015 Marathon Championships in Beijing, leading the break at 30 km, and then fading to 14th, to finish in 2:17:17.[7] He failed to finish the 2016 Olympic marathon.


  1. ^ Tsepo Mathibelle. IAAF
  2. ^ Report: men’s marathon – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015| News. iaaf.org (2015-08-22). Retrieved on 2016-08-22.
  3. ^ Tsepo Mathibelle. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Men's marathon - Results". london2012.com. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  5. ^ London 2012: Lesotho's athletes hope Olympics will put kingdom on the map. Guardian (2016-02-09). Retrieved on 2016-08-22.
  6. ^ Canadian runners in good spirits after tough Olympic marathon Archived 2013-01-29 at Archive.today. Sports.nationalpost.com. Retrieved on 2016-08-22.
  7. ^ "IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, Marathon Me". IAAF World Championships. 2015-08-22. Archived from the original on 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2015-01-03.

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