Will Asbel be third time golden?
Posted Saturday, August 8 2009 at 17:53
And just like his parents, who served in the police force, Asbel is a police officer.
Victor Kipchirchir Kebenei, 18, who is Asbel’s immediate younger brother, was fourth in a 1,500m race in Italy last month in 1:47.48.
His personal best in 800m stands at 1:45.9, and 3:37.47 in 1,500m.
Asbel holds both the 800m and 1,500m titles in the family. He brags, albeit goodnaturedly: “I also hold the family track record in both 800m and 1,500m.”
But Asbel need not look outside home for opposition. His kid brother Victor, with whom he trains, is confident he will soon step out of his big brother’s shadow.
Said he: “I hope one day I will rock the world by recording better times in 800m and running better than my brother.”
I need to keep the 800m record in the family., but I will be content to leave the 1,500m title to him.
“I believe I will also join the police like Asbel, mum and dad,” said Victor.