Bethwell BIRGEN

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Kenya Kenya
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    06 AUG 1988
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14368362
Kenyan middle-distance runner Bethwell Birgen (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's 1500m 9 1302
Men's Overall Ranking 202 1302

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's 1500m 6 for 8 weeks
Men's 5000m 19 for 5 weeks
Men's Overall Ranking 127 for 2 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
800 Metres 1:48.32 Stretford (GBR) 03 MAY 2011 1074
1500 Metres 3:30.77 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 19 JUL 2013 1234
One Mile 3:50.42 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 01 JUN 2013 1195
3000 Metres 7:32.48 Paris (FRA) 27 AUG 2016 1223
5000 Metres 13:04.66 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 22 MAY 2016 1193
4x1500 Metres Relay 14:44.31 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2009 1229

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1000 Metres 2:19.03 Stockholm (SWE) 22 FEB 2011 1161
1500 Metres 3:34.62 Globe Arena, Stockholm (SWE) 19 FEB 2015 1233
One Mile 3:54.82 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 2019 1197
3000 Metres 7:40.56 Messehalle, Karlsruhe (GER) 03 FEB 2018 1198

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1500 Metres 3:31.45 Stade Charléty, Paris (FRA) 24 AUG 2019 1224
One Mile 3:54.32 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019 1145
5000 Metres 13:10.21 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 06 JUN 2019 1172

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1500 Metres 3:37.50 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 2019 1192
One Mile 3:54.82 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 2019 1197

Outdoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2011 1:48.32 Stretford (GBR) 03 MAY 2011

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2019 3:31.45 Stade Charléty, Paris (FRA) 24 AUG 2019
2018 3:34.27 Stade Charléty, Paris (FRA) 30 JUN 2018
2017 3:32.27 Hamad Bin Suhaim, Doha (QAT) 05 MAY 2017
2016 3:33.94 Hamad Bin Suhaim, Doha (QAT) 06 MAY 2016
2014 3:31.22 Hamad Bin Suhaim, Doha (QAT) 09 MAY 2014
2013 3:30.77 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 19 JUL 2013
2012 3:31.00 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 20 JUL 2012
2011 3:34.59 SS, Shanghai (CHN) 15 MAY 2011
2010 3:35.60 Rehlingen (GER) 24 MAY 2010
2009 3:35.88 Bochum-Wattenscheid (GER) 02 AUG 2009

Outdoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2019 3:54.32 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019
2018 3:54.60 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 26 MAY 2018
2017 3:53.50 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 MAY 2017
2014 3:51.12 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 31 MAY 2014
2013 3:50.42 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 01 JUN 2013
2012 3:50.43 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 02 JUN 2012
2011 3:56.22 Crystal Palace, London (GBR) 06 AUG 2011
2009 3:58.01 Aberdeen (GBR) 22 AUG 2009

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2018 7:42.72 Prince Moulay Abdellah, Rabat (MAR) 13 JUL 2018
2017 7:43.57 Charléty, Paris (FRA) 01 JUL 2017
2016 7:32.48 Paris (FRA) 27 AUG 2016
2013 7:37.15 Sports Park Mladost, Zagreb (CRO) 03 SEP 2013
2010 7:39.65 Mestský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE) 27 MAY 2010

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2019 13:10.21 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 06 JUN 2019
2018 13:20.08 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 21 JUL 2018
2017 13:17.80 Montreuil-sous-Bois (FRA) 01 JUN 2017
2016 13:04.66 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 22 MAY 2016
2012 14:01.0h Kitale (KEN) 07 APR 2012

Outdoor

4x1500 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2009 14:44.31 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2009

Indoor

1000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2010/11 2:19.03 Stockholm (SWE) 22 FEB 2011

Indoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2018/19 3:37.50 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 2019
2017/18 3:37.76 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 25 FEB 2018
2016/17 3:37.32 BarclayCard, Birmingham (GBR) 18 FEB 2017
2015/16 3:37.55 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 20 FEB 2016
2014/15 3:34.62 Globe Arena, Stockholm (SWE) 19 FEB 2015
2013/14 3:35.3h Globe Arena, Stockholm (SWE) 06 FEB 2014
2012/13 3:35.25 Moskva (RUS) 03 FEB 2013
2011/12 3:34.65 Karlsruhe (GER) 12 FEB 2012
2010/11 3:35.38 Karlsruhe (GER) 13 FEB 2011
2009/10 3:39.14 Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart (GER) 06 FEB 2010

Indoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2018/19 3:54.82 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 2019
2015/16 3:55.41 Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA (USA) 14 FEB 2016

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2017/18 7:40.56 Messehalle, Karlsruhe (GER) 03 FEB 2018
2015/16 7:43.49 Messehalle, Karlsruhe (GER) 06 FEB 2016
2014/15 7:43.77 Metz (FRA) 25 FEB 2015

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. 3000 Metres 8:15.70 Birmingham (GBR) 04 MAR 2018
Results in:

1500 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
03 MAY 2019 IAAF Diamond League, Doha QATQAT GW F 3. 3:33.12
30 MAY 2019 BAUHAUS-galan, Olympiastadion, Stockholm SWESWE GW F 4. 3:39.18
30 JUN 2019 Prefontaine Classic, Palo Alto, CA USAUSA F F 3:38.27
05 JUL 2019 Athletissima, Pontaise, Lausanne SUISUI GW F 11. 3:35.04
12 JUL 2019 Kenya Police Ch., Nairobi KENKEN F H3 1. 3:48.86
24 AUG 2019 Meeting de Paris, Stade Charléty, Paris FRAFRA GW F 5. 3:31.45
06 SEP 2019 AG Memorial Van Damme, Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles BELBEL DF F 10. 3:37.48
13 SEP 2019 Kenya World Championship Trials, Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi KENKEN F F 9. 3:40.18

1500 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 JAN 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA USAUSA F F 3:37.50
02 FEB 2019 Indoor Meeting, Messehalle, Karlsruhe GERGER A F 2. 3:38.69
08 FEB 2019 Meeting Villa de Madrid, Gallur, Madrid ESPESP A F1 1. 3:40.17
16 FEB 2019 Müller Indoor Grand Prix, Arena Birmingham, Birmingham GBRGBR A F 11. 3:41.03
20 FEB 2019 PSD Bank Leichtathletik Meeting, Arena-Sportpark, Düsseldorf GERGER A F 6. 3:43.36

One Mile

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
13 JUN 2019 Bislett Games, Bislett, Oslo NORNOR GW F 10. 3:54.92
30 JUN 2019 Prefontaine Classic, Palo Alto, CA USAUSA GW F 9. 3:54.32

One Mile Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 JAN 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Reggie Lewis, Boston, MA USAUSA A F 2. 3:54.82

5000 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 JUN 2019 Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea, Stadio Olimpico, Roma ITAITA GW F 12. 13:10.21