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STANDING OUT A MILE

THE IMPOSING FIGURE OF ASBEL KIPROP HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE METRIC MILE INTERNATIONALLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, BUT HE TALKS TO STUART WEIR ABOUT HIS RIO DISAPPOINTMENT
Asbel Kiprop: the Kenyan is one of the sport’s most graceful runners

ASBEL KIPROP has been the dominant 1500m runner on the world stage in recent years. He won the world title in 2011, 2013 and 2015 to add to his 2008 Olympic gold but in the Rio Olympics he could only finish sixth.

He grew up in a village near Eldoret. His father, David, ran for Kenya in the 1987 All Africa Games in the 1500m and later ran marathons.

Like most Kenyans, he began running at school. He says: “In fact running has always been a part of my life. I have had many years of running since I was 13 years old.”

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