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Promising Talent: Nixon CHEPSEBA

Nixon CHEPSEBA

Nixon Chepseba winning the 1 500m in Liévin (France), February 8th, 2011.

HONOURS:

– 2009 Africa Junior Runner-Up over 1 500m
– 2011 Diamond League Circuit Winner over 1 500m 

BIO: 

Nixon Chepseba was born on December 12th 1990.

Chepseba is a former student at St Patrick’s High School who trains under Bro Colm O’ Connell together with Commonwealth Games 5000 metres Champion Augustine Choge, World Cross Country senior runner Mangata Ndiwa and 800m Africa Champion David Rudisha.

Living in Iten, he trains in Kaptagat, about 40 miles from Iten. After high school he join the Kiganjo Kenya Police College, one of the first Kenyan High Altitude Athletics Training Camp. Now working at the Kenya Police service, he intend to study medicine at the same time and wants to be a physiotherapist once he retire from running.

1 500m specialist, he started running when he was a kid. Nixon had his breakthrough in 2011 during the indoor season. Remaining undefeated over 1 500m, beating worlclass runner such as Abdelaati Iguider, Deresse Mekonen and Haron Keitany (the complete podium of the 2010 World Indoor Championship in Doha) he clocked 3:34.63 over 1 500m (#14 All Time) and 7:37.64 over 3 000m, only beaten by the future 5 000m World Champion Mohammed Farah and bronze medalist Dejen Gebremsekel. Beating big names means a lot to him.

Former Africa Junior Runner-Up over 1 500m in 2009, he started running “fast” in 2010 clocking 3:32.42 in Rieti at the end of the Outdoor season. In 2011 he ran a personal best of 1:46.82 over 800m, 3:30.94 over 1 500m (2011 #3) and won the Diamond League Circuit over 1 500m.

Finished 5th at the National Championship over 1 500m he could not make the team for the World Championship but is now full of motivation and is looking forward to the Olympics.

Nixon Chepseba during the 1 500m in Rieti (Italy), August 29th, 2010.

PERSONAL BESTS:

Distance

Time

Year

800m

1:46.82

2011

1 000m

2:18.61

2009

1 500m

3:30.94

2011

Mile

3:53.36

2011

3 000m

8:13.1h

2007

1 500m (i)

3:34.63

2011

3 000m (i)

7:37.64

2011

ALL TIME TOP 5 + AVG:

Distance

1 500m

1 500m (i)

1

3:30.94

3:34.63

2

3:31.42

3:34.98

3

3:31.66

3:35.53

4

3:31.74

3:35.78

5

3:31.84

3:35.82

AVG

 3:31.52

3:35.35 

PROGRESSION:

Date

1 500m

Date

1 500m (i)

15/05/2009

3:56.5h

03/02/2010

3:42.77

23/05/2009

3:43.2h

13/02/2010

3:35.82

05/06/2009

3:42.0h

27/01/2011

3:37.78

16/06/2009

3:37.2h

08/02/2011

3:34.98

23/05/2010

3:33.99

11/02/2011

3:34.63

29/08/2010

3:32.42

06/05/2011

3:31.84

11/05/2011

3:31.42

13/09/2011

3:30.94

ANNUAL BESTS:

Year

800m

1 500m

Mile

3 000m

2007

8:13.1h

2008

2009

3:37.2h

2010

3:32.42

2011

1:46.82

3:30.94

3:53.36

2012

Year

1 500m (i)

3 000m (i)

2010

3:35.82

2011

3:34.63

7:37.64

2012

3:35.53

Nickson Chepseba, Africa Juniour 1,500m Silver Medalist leads Haron Keitany, Africa 1,500m Champion, Saif Shaheen of Qatar, World 3,000m Steeplechase Record Holder and other athletes during the men's 1,500m race at the New KCC/Athletic Kenya track and field meeting held at Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret town on Saturday 15th, 2010.

PERFORMANCES:

DATE

CITY

EVENT

TIME

FINISH

MARGIN

17/02/2007

Eldoret (KEN)

Youth XC – 8Km

24:11

1st

+14sec

12/06/2007

Nairobi (KEN)

3 000M

8:13.1h

2nd

-0,1hsec

15/05/2009

Eldoret (KEN)

1 500M

3:56.5h

1st

+1,3hsec

23/05/2009

Eldoret (KEN)

1 500M

3:43.2h

1st

+3,1hsec

05/06/2009

Eldoret (KEN)

1 500M

3:42.0h

2nd

-0,3hsec

16/06/2009

Nairobi (KEN)

1 500M

3:37.2h

2nd

-0,4hsec

31/07/2009

Bambous (MRI)

1 500M

3:37.63

2nd

-0,58sec

29/08/2009

Merksem (BEL)

1 500M

3:39.14

1st

+0,17sec

06/09/2009

Dubnica (SVK)

1 000M

2:18.61

1st

+0,50sec

03/02/2010

Dusseldorf (GER)

1 500M (i)

3:42.77

1st

+0,07sec

13/02/2010

Leipzig (GER)

1 500M (i)

3:35.82

2nd

-1,14sec

05/03/2010

Lievin (FRA)

1 500M (i)

3:38.17

2nd

-0,32sec

03/04/2010

Nakuru (KEN)

1 500M

3:39.7h

1st

+1,2hsec

15/05/2010

Eldoret (KEN)

1 500M

3:37.5h

1st

+3,1hsec

23/05/2010

Shanghai (CHN)

1 500M

3:33.99

7th

-1,79sec

30/05/2010

Cottbus (GER)

1 500M

3:34.50

1st

+0,32sec

06/06/2010

Rabat (MAR)

1 500M

3:35.40

7th

-1,15sec

10/06/2010

Roma (ITA)

1 500M

3:37.12

14th

-4,91sec

24/06/2010

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (H)

3:46.3h

3rd

-0,3hsec

25/06/2010

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (SF)

3:39.4h

5th

-1,6hsec

26/06/2010

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (F)

3:39.12

5th

-5,43sec

24/08/2010

Vill.D’Ascq (FRA)

1 500M

3:36.15

2nd

-0,65sec

27/08/2010

Bruxelles (BEL)

1 500M

3:36.14

9th

-3,96sec

29/08/2010

Rieti (ITA)

1 500M

3:32.42

3rd

-0,64sec

27/01/2011

Chemnitz (GER)

1 500M (i)

3:35.78

1st

+0,24sec

05/02/2011

Boston (USA)

3 000M (i)

7:37.64

3rd

-2,27sec

08/02/2011

Lievin (FRA)

1 500M (i)

3:34.98

1st

+0,25sec

11/02/2011

Dusseldorf (GER)

1 500M (i)

3:34.63

1st

+0,03sec

16/04/2011

Kisii (KEN)

1 500M

3:44.9h

3rd

-4,9hsec

06/05/2011

Doha (QAT)

1 500M

3:31.84

1st

+0,31sec

15/05/2011

Shanghai (CHN)

1 500M

3:31.42

1st

+0,34sec

09/06/2011

Oslo (NOR)

Mile

3:53.36

6th

-2,50sec

13/06/2011

Rehlingen (GER)

800M

1:46.82

4th

-0,46sec

14/07/2011

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (H)

3:44.7h

1st

+0,3hsec

15/07/2011

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (SF)

3:38.3h

3rd

-0,6hsec

16/07/2011

Nairobi (KEN)

NC 1 500M (F)

3:33.96

5th

-2,57sec

22/07/2011

Monaco (MON)

1 500M

3:31.74

2nd

-1,27sec

29/07/2011

Stockholm (SWE)

1 500M

3:35.83

6th

-1,89sec

08/09/2011

Zurich (SUI)

1 500M

3:32.74

1st

+0,82sec

11/09/2011

Berlin (GER)

1 500M

3:31.66

3rd

-0,52sec

13/09/2011

Zagreb (CRO)

1 500M

3:30.94

1st

+0,43sec

10/02/2012

Dusseldorf (GER)

1 500M (i)

3:35.53

1st

+0,40sec

14/02/2012

Lievin (FRA)

1 500M (i)

3:37.01

6th

-2,91sec

18/02/2012

Birmingham (GBR)

1 500M (i)

3:34.70

1st

+0,18sec

19/04/2012

Mumias (KEN)

800M

1:47.7h

1st

AJ= African Junior Championship; H= Heat; JXC= Junior Cross Country;
KJC=Kenya Junior Championship; NC= National Championship;
PC = Police Championship;RD= Road; SF= Semi Final;
WC= World Championship; WJC= World Junior Championship;
XC= Cross Country; EK=Ekiden; HM= Half-marathon
WYC= World Youth Championship; F= Final
AAG= All-Africa Games; (i)= Indoor

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