Athlete Profile – Beatrice Chebet

Name of athlete: Beatrice Chebet
Event (Competition): 3000 Meters Steeplechase.
Age: 18
High School: Saramek Secondary School.
Fun Fact: Likes eating Rice, Cabbage and fruits

Beatrice

Beatrice Chebet is motivated enough to never stop running, even after the IAAFU18 Championships

The IAAF World U18 Championships is an international event that brings together athletes from all over the world who are 17 years old or younger. It is such a clear cut definition of what the championships stand for. However, for world renowned athletes like Usain Bolt, championships such as these are the first opportunity to shine on a global stage; the first foray into athletics that goes beyond their national borders.

What does this mean for 18-year-old Beatrice Chebet, in our fifth athlete profile? It is an opportunity to represent Kenya.

“I feel very lucky to have been chosen and I thank God that I was. This opportunity has motivated me to keep running until I can run no more.”

What does typical day training for the U18 Championships looks like for you?
My day starts with a balanced diet. After which I begin my training session every day by jogging and running around the training ground under the supervision of my coach, Paul. Then I follow that up with a gym and aerobics session.

That sounds like an intense training session, what does it take to go through something like that every day.
Discipline! You need discipline in everything you do. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, whether it is training, doing press-ups, running warm ups or internal practice that involves competing with our other national selected athletes. It’s only through this kind of training that I can gain speed reaction and endurance.

What do you like about training here in Kenya?
The environment is amazing. That combined with my difficult training regimen has helped enhance my skills and capabilities. The good food also helps.

What do you enjoy most about athletics?
The chance to represent Kenya; I feel very lucky to have been chosen and I thank God that I was. This opportunity has motivated me to keep running until I can run no more.

  

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