Bethwel Birgen

Bethwel is a World Indoor Championships Bronze medallist and also former winner of the World Indoor Tour. He regularly appears on the Diamond League circuit and has run sub 3:32.00 for 1500m on six occasions.


Nationality: KEN

Place of birth: Eldoret, Kenya

Residence: Eldoret, Kenya

DOB: 6 August 1988

Event: 1500m, 3000m, 5000m

Coach: Ricky Simms

Team: Nike

World Athletics Profile: Bethwell Birgen

Personal Bests

  • 1000m (i): 2:19.03
  • 1500m: 3:30.77
  • Mile: 3:50.42
  • 3000m: 7:32.48
  • 5000m: 13:04.66

Career Highlights

  • 2018 IAAF World Indoor T&F Championships, 3000m BRONZE
  • 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour 1500m CHAMPION
  • 2016 Kenyan represenative at IAAF World Indoor T&F Championships
  • 2014 IAAF World Indoor T&F Championships, 1500m, 8th
  • 2013 IAAF World T&F Championships, 1500m semi-finalist