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Selah Jepleting Busienei

Selah Jepleting Busienei

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Gender female
Birth 27 December 1991
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Selah Jepleting Busienei (born 27 December 1991) is a Kenyan female middle-distance runner who mainly runs in the 1500 metres. She holds a personal best of 4:06.28 minutes for that event. Born in Uasin Gishu County, she made her first major appearance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, reaching the 1500 m final. She was also a finalist at that year's African Championships. She closed the year with a win at the Shoe4Africa 5km. The following year she was selected for Kenya's distance medley relay team at the 2015 IAAF World Relays and (running alongside Joy Nakhumicha Sakari, Sylivia Chematui Chesebe, and Virginia Nyambura Nganga) she helped set an African and Commonwealth record for the event at 10:43.35 minutes for the silver medal behind the American women. Individual success followed at the 2015 Military World Games, where she claimed 1500 m gold and also placed fifth in the 800 m. Her winning time in the 1500 m of 4:07.58 minutes was also a personal best. Busienei returned at continental level for the 2016 African Championships in Athletics and placed eighth again for the second time running.

Personal bests

  • 800 metres – 2:01.17 min (2013)
  • 1500 metres – 4:06.28 min (2016)
  • 3000 metres – 8:42.01 min (2016)
  • Distance medley relay – 10:43.35 min (2015)

All information from All-Athletics profile.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 12th 1500 m 4:17.88
African Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 8th 1500 m 4:19.24
2015 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd Distance medley relay 10:43.35 AR
Military World Games Mungyeong, South Korea 5th 800 m 2:03.01
1st 1500 m 4:07.58
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 8th 1500 m 4:09.14

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