Abel Kiprop Mutai (born 2 October 1988) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
He was born in Nandi. He won the gold medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships, a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, seventh at the 2013 World Championship and finished ninth at the 2009 World Athletics Final.
As well as these, he won the 2000 m steeplechase at the 2007 African Junior championship. He suffered an Achilles tendon injury which kept him out of competition for all of 2010.
His personal best times are 8:05.16 minutes in the 3000 metres, achieved in June 2006 in Lisbon; and 8:01.67 minutes in the 3000 metres steeplechase, achieved in May 2012 in Rome.
|2005||World Youth Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||1st||2000 m s'chase||5:24.69|
|2011||All-Africa Games||Maputo, Mozambique||8th||3000 m s'chase||8:36.75|
|2012||African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||1st||3000 m s'chase||8:16.05|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||3rd||3000 m s'chase||8:19.73|