KIPROP Asbel < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Kenya   
Gender Men
Born 30 Jun 1989 in Kaptinga, KEN
Height1.90 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Son Emmanuel
Residence Nairobi, KEN
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up running while at Kaptinga Primary School in Kenya.
Why this sport? He followed his father into the sport.
Club / Team Kenya Police: Kenya
Name of coach David Letting [personal]
General Interest
Hero / Idol Kenyan middle distance runner David Kebenei [his father], Kenyan distance runner Kipchoge Keino, Moroccan middle distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj. (IAAF, 29 Aug 2015; kenyanrunner.com, 07 Feb 2012)
Injuries He competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London despite suffering a hamstring injury during his last day of training in Kenya before travelling to the Games. (xinhuanet.com, 09 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I learn to always give my best." (Facebook profile, 05 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours He was named Most Promising Sportsman at the 2007 Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Kenya. (worldsportnewstoday.com, 17 Feb 2016)
Famous relatives His father David Kebenei finished fourth in the 1500m at the 1987 African Games in Nairobi, Kenya, and his younger brother Victor Kipchirchir Kebenei has competed in athletics [1500m] at international level. (IAAF, 29 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 10 May 2013; nation.co.ke, 08 Aug 2009)
Ambitions To win a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (standardmedia.co.ke, 21 Dec 2015)
Other information OCCUPATION
He has worked as a presidential escort for Kenya Police. (mygov.go.ke, 02 Sep 2015)