Hyvin Kiyeng


  • Country: Kenya
  • Date of Birth: 13 January 1992

Kenyan steeple athlete Hyvin Kiyeng started her international career at the All-Africa Games in 2011, where she won the gold medal. At the African Championships one year later she won the bronze medal. But her best years were still to come. She made strong progression in 2015 and gained confidence by winning Rome Diamond League and finishing top three in three other Diamond League meetings. She qualified easily for the World Championships and traveled there full of confidence. In Beijing, she surprised the world by winning the gold medal for Kenya.


Hyvin continued improving in 2016. She won her first Diamond League meeting of the year in Shanghai in a fast 9:07. Only two weeks later she and Ruth Jebet ran a fantastic race in Eugene. Hyvin finished second in a new African Record of 9:00.01 which made her the third fastest woman ever in the steeple chase. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Hyvin finished second behind Ruth Jebet and won the silver medal for Kenya.


Hyvin Kiyeng trains and lives in Kaptagat where she trains under coach Patrick Sang and Richard Meto.

Personal bests

  • 3000mSC: 9:00.01
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