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Beatrice Chebet Biography, Age, Family, Career, Medals, Net Worth.

By MJR Jun6,2024
Beatrice Chebet
Beatrice Chebet

Beatrice Chebet is a renowned Kenyan runner who specializes in long-distance races more specifically the 5000 m and Cross Country events.

She is the gold medal winner for the World Cross Country Championships’ women’s senior race in both 2023 and 2024. In the 2022, Chebet won silver in the 5000 m at the World Championships and also became the Diamond League, Commonwealth and African champion in the same event. She also the 2023 World Road Championships 5 km race gold medal winner.

At the under-20 level, Beatrice won gold in the 2018 World Junior and 2019 African Junior Championships titles in 5000 m. She also won gold the 2019 World Cross Country Championships’ women’s junior race.

Age and Birthday

Born in Londiani, Kenya on 5 March 2000, the gifted athlete in 24 years old as of 2024.

Beatrice Chebet Family

The World Cross Country Champion is a fruit of love between Francis Kirui and Lilian Chepkoech. We currently have no information about Beatrice’s siblings but rest assured we will keep you posted once we get it.

Beatrice Chebet Career

Chebet’s development as a long-distance runner began at an early age as she would compete in 5000 m races while in primary school. In November 2016 at the age of 16, she enrolled into the Lemotit Athletics Club in pursuit to enhance her skills in athletics.

Junior level

She won her first national title in June 2018 in the U20s 5000 m event. The following month, Beatrice made history as the first Kenyan to win the World U20 Championships title in 5000 m. She consequently broke a twelve-year long Ethiopian dominance for the event.

In the 2019 World Cross Country Champions held in Aarhus, Denmark, the women’s junior race was a close contest with three athletes; Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet and Ethiopian duo Tsigie Gebreselama and Alemitu Tariku stopping the clock in 20:50. Thanks to the photo finish footage review used to separate the trio, Chebet was declared the winner taking the gold medal. Later in the year the young sensation was at it again winning the Kenya U20 National Cross Country Championships.

Senior level

It is in 2022 when the Kenyan sensation made an indelible mark in athletics by winning three gold medals and one silver in 5000 m women’s senior race. In June 2022, Chebet clinched the gold medal for 5000 m race in the African Championships in Athletics held in Saint Pierre, Mauritius. July 2022 came with Beatrice’s greatest achievement of the year at the World Championships held in Eugene. In a closely contested 5000 m race finish she clocked 14:46.75 to take the silver medal behind Gudaf Tsegay who won gold in 14:46.29 and ahead of Dawit Seyaum the bronze winner at 14:47.36. The following month during 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England, she won another gold medal for the 5000 m event. That not enough she took her third gold of the year in the same event at the 2022 Diamond League.

In the 2023 World Cross Country Championships held in Bathurst, Australia Beatrice won gold medals in both senior race and senior team. During the 2023 World Road Running Championships held in Riga, Latvia in October, Chebet won gold medal in the 5 km race. In March 2024 in Belgrade, Serbia, she successfully defended her World Cross Country title after winning gold medals for both race and team.

Beatrice Chebet Medals

Medals

  • World Championships: Silver 5000 m (2022 Eugene), Bronze 5000 m (2023 Budapest)
  • World Cross Country Championships: 2X Gold senior race and team (2024 Belgrade), 2X Gold senior race and team (Bathust 2023), Gold junior race and Silver junior team (2019 Aarhus)
  • Commonwealth games: Gold 5000 m (2022 Birmingham)
  • Diamond League: Gold 5000 m (2022)
  • African Championships: Gold 5000 m (2022 Saint Pierre)
  • World Road Running Championships: Gold 5 km (2023 Riga)
  • World Junior Championships: Gold 5000 m (2018 Tampere)
  • African Junior Championships: Gold 5000 m (2019 Abidjan)

National titles

  • Kenyan Athletics Championships: 5000 m (2022)

Beatrice Chebet Net worth

The World class athlete has an estimated net worth of KES 62 million as of 2024.

By MJR

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