Josphat Bett earns No. 3 world ranking in 10000m for 2014 season

Track & Field News magazine (Palo Alto, California) on 3. January published its annual world rankings for the 2014 outdoor season. Josphat Bett's No. 3 ranking in the men's 10000m led a total of ten Personae-managed athletes receiving top-10 honors in their respective events.

The Track & Field News No.3 spot in the 10000m is the highest world ranking for Josphat Bett so far, with his previous best being a No. 9 ranking in the same event following the 2011 season. Highlights of Bett’s 2014 season included his victory in the 10000m at the Kenyan trials for the Commonwealth Games, followed by his runner-up performance in the Commonwealth Games 10000m final in Glasgow.

Other Personae-managed athletes earning Top-10 world rankings for the ’14 season included Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot (No. 4 – 800m), Betsy Saina (No. 5 – 5000m and No. 5 – 10000m), Ruth Jebet (No. 5 – 3000m SC), Hillary Yego (No. 7 – 3000m SC), Paul Kipsiele Koech (No. 8 – 3000m SC), Philip Milanov (No. 9 – Discus), Purity Kirui (No. 9 – 3000m SC), Milcah Chemos (No. 10 – 3000m SC), and Isiah Kiplangat Koech (No. 10 – 5000m).

Saina is the first Personae athlete since 2007 to world-rank in two different events and the count of ten world rankers in 2014 ties the highest-ever number of Golazo-managed athletes receiving such honors (2012).

An international panel of track & field experts decide the rankings, with emphasis on honors won, head-to-head records between athletes, and sequence of marks. The complete rankings will be published in the February-2015 issue of the magazine. They can also be viewed at www.trackandfieldnews.com.

The Track & Field News 2014 world rankings for events that included Personae-managed athletes (in bold):

 

Men’s 800m:

1. Nijel Amos (Botswana)

2. Mohamed Aman (Ethiopia)

3. David Rudisha (Kenya)

4. Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot (Kenya)

5. Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (France)

6. Adam Kszczot (Poland)

7. André Olivier (South Africa)

8. Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti)

9. Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria)

10. Marcin Lewandowski (Poland)

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase:

1. Jairus Birech (Kenya)

2. Evan Jager (US)

3. Mahiedine Mekhissi (France)

4. Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya)

5. Brimin Kipruto (Kenya)

6. Jonathan Ndiku (Kenya)

7. Hillary Yego (Kenya)

8. Paul Koech (Kenya)

9. Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya)

10. Abel Mutai (Kenya)

Men’s 5000m:

1. Caleb Ndiku (Kenya)

2. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia)

3. Muktar Edris (Ethiopia)

4. Galen Rupp (US)

5. Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya)

6. Edwin Soi (Kenya)

7. Augustine Choge (Kenya)

8. Paul Tanui (Kenya)

9. Lawi Lalang (Kenya)

10. Isiah Koech (Kenya)

Men’s 10000m:

1. Galen Rupp (US)

2. Paul Tanui (Kenya)

3. Josphat Bett (Kenya)

4. Moses Kipsiro (Uganda)

5. Bedan Karoki (Kenya)

6. Stephen Sambu (Kenya)

7. Edward Waweru (Kenya)

8. William Sitonik (Kenya)

9. Cam Levins (Canada)

10. Jeremiah Thuku (Kenya)

Men’s Discus:

1. Robert Harting (Germany)

2. Piotr Malachowski (Poland)

3. Gerd Kanter (Estonia)

4. Jorge Fernández (Cuba)

5. Robert Urbanek (Poland)

6. Martin Wierig (Germany)

7. Ehsan Hadadi (Iran)

8. Viktor Butenko (Russia)

9. Philip Milanov (Belgium)

10. Vikas Gowda (India)

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase:

1. Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia)

2. Emma Coburn (US)

3. Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia)

4. Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia)

5. Ruth Chebet (Bahrain)

6. Hyvin Jepkemoi (Kenya)

7. Salima Alami (Morocco)

8. Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia)

9. Purity Kirui (Kenya)

10. Milcah Chemos (Kenya)

Women’s 5000m:

1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)

2. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)

3. Viola Kibiwot (Kenya)

4. Sally Kipyego (Kenya)

5. Betsy Saina (Kenya)

6. Mercy Cherono (Kenya)

7. Molly Huddle (US)

8. Janet Kisa (Kenya)

9. Shannon Rowbury (US)

10. Alemitu Haroye (Ethiopia)

Women’s 10000m:

1. Joyce Chepkirui (Kenya)

2. Florence Kiplagat (Kenya)

3. Sally Kipyego (Kenya)

4. Molly Huddle (US)

5. Betsy Saina (Kenya)

6. Selly Chepyego (Kenya)

7. Alia Mohamed Saeed (United Arab Emirates)

8. Changqin Ding (China)

9. Emily Chebet (Kenya)

10. Ayumi Hagiwara (Japan)

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