KIBET Sylvia < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Kenya   
Gender Women
Born 28 Mar 1984 in Keiyo, KEN
Height1.61 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Erastus and daughter Britney
Residence Iten, KEN
Occupation Police Officer
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? "For me, my family was not a rich family. So we ran to school morning and evening, five kilometres from home."
Why this sport? "I always wanted to run and realised from when I was young that I had the talent. Also my elder sister was an athlete so it was easy for me to start."
Club / Team Kenya Police: Kenya
Name of coach Renato Canova
Training Regime She does a mixture of road and track training.
General Interest
Awards and honours She received a Head of State Commendation from the President of Kenya in 2009 for her outstanding service to the nation. (iaaf.org, 06 Mar 2011)
Famous relatives Her sister Hilda Kibet and cousin Lornah Kiplagat are both long-distance runners who represent the Netherlands. (iaaf.org, 06 Mar 2011)
Other information WORLD CHAMPS DEJA VU
She won silver in the 5000m at both the 2009 and 2011 world championships, finishing behind compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot on both occasions. (iaaf.org, 02 Sep 2011, 06 Mar 2011)