Janeth Jepkosgei (born December 13, 1983) is a Kenyanmiddle distance runner. Her breakthrough year was 2006. On March 24, 2006 she won the women's 800 metres event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games with a time of 1 minute, 57.88 seconds. She managed to beat veteran runner Maria Mutola of Mozambique. Later same year she won African Championships in Athletics at the 800 metres event. She also beat Kenyan 800 metres women's record twice. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ...
Earlier in her career, in 2002, Jepkosgei won the women's 800 metres at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica. The 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2002 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. ... The location of Kingston Kingston (population 652,000) is the capital of Jamaica. ...
She is from Kabirirsang, near Kapsabet. Famous athletes Wilson Kipketer and Wilfred Bungei are also from the same village . She attended Sing’ore Girls High School, famous for producing Kenyan women athletes. Wilson Kipketer (born December 12, 1972) is a Danish former middle distance runner. ... Wilfred Bungei (born July 24, 1980) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who won the gold medal at the World Indoor Championships in Athletics in Moscow 2006 over 800 metres. ...
Categories: 1983 births | Living people | Kenyan athletes | Middle distance runners | Athletes at the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Long-distance runners
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