Indefatigable Beatrice Chebet draws inspiration from Ethiopian sensation

ATHLETICS Indefatigable Beatrice Chebet draws inspiration from Ethiopian sensation

Abigael Wafula 15:04 - 24.09.2023

The 23-year-old has heaped praise on Ethiopian middle- and long-distance athlete.

World Cross-country champion Beatrice Chebet has had an arduous season so far and she is definitely looking forward to her off-season.

The 23-year-old has one more race remaining, the 5km road race at the World Road Running Championships in Latvia, Riga where she will be hoping to extend her hot streak.

Most of the time, when athletes have long seasons, they tend to perform poorly at some point but Chebet has maintained her momentum and displayed great results all through.

“I have managed to believe in myself and know that I am capable of anything…that’s what has kept me going. You see Gudaf Tsegay just believed that she could do it and she managed.

"She just doubled (5000m and 10,000m) in Budapest and she dominated at the Prefontaine Classic,” Chebet said.

The 23-year-old opened her season with two Cross-country races before returning to the track with a bang. Her first race was the 5000m at the Kip Keino Classic where she won before proceeding to the National Police Service Championships where she also won the 1500m.

She then went for the Bislett Games in Oslo where she won the 3000m and jetted back in the country just in time for the National Championships where she won the 1500m.

The World 5000m bronze medallist then made her mark in the 5000m at the Diamond League Meeting in Stockholm and extended her winning streak to the Meeting in London before the World Championships.

In the global showpiece that was being held at the Hungarian capital, Budapest, Chebet finished third behind Faith Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan in the women’s 5000m.

There was no respite for her as she went on to clinch the 3000m title at the Diamond League Meeting in Xiamen before setting a Personal Best time at the Prefontaine Classic. She now heads to the World Road Running Championships where she will end her season.