Evans Chebet
Barkowet at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born5 March 1988 (1988-03-05) (age 33)[1][2]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Event(s)half marathon, marathon

Evans Kiplagat Chebet Barkowet (born 5 March 1988)[1][nb] is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes for Azerbaijan since June 2016 when he gained citizenship.[3]


He emerged in national events in 2008 before competing abroad in road running events, with a third-place finish at the 2009 Lille Half Marathon in 59:56 establishing him as an elite level runner.[4][5] He made his marathon debut at the Amsterdam Marathon in 2009, finishing the distance in 2:10:46 hours.[6] His next outing was the Frankfurt Marathon in 2010, placing ninth in a time of 2:10:07 hours.[7] He ran two further marathons in 2011, taking third at the Vienna City Marathon in a personal best of 2:09:22 hours, before a return to Amsterdam, where he was tenth in 2:10:42.[8][9]

His performances declined in the 2012 season, though his run of 2:16:43 hours at the Istanbul Marathon was enough for third. He was runner-up at the Rabat Half Marathon and Darıca Half Marathon in 2013, which preceded a run of 2:11:26 hours for sixth at the JoongAng Seoul Marathon. He had his best results yet in 2014: he improved his best twice in runner-up performances, first at the Prague International Marathon with 2:08:17 hours behind Patrick Kipyegon Terer, then at the JoongAng Seoul race with 2:07:46 behind Feyisa Bekele.[10][11]

The 2015 season saw him continue his form, with wins at the Tarsus and Istanbul Half Marathons, his first marathon win in Iten, and runner-up finishes in Prague and Istanbul. He was again the second-placer in a marathon at the start of 2016 at the Seoul International Marathon. His time of 2:05:33 hours there pushed him towards the top of the event global rankings. He appeared for Azerbaijan at the 2016 European Athletics Championships, placing 19th in the half marathon,[10][11] and at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he finished 28th in the marathon.[1]

In 2019, he competed in the men's marathon at the 2019 World Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar.[12] He did not finish his race.[12]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 19th Half marathon 1:05:01

See also



  1. ^ a b c d Evans Kiplagat Barkowet Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ Evans Kiplagat Barkowet. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Evans Kiplagat. European Athletics. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Semi Marathon International de Lille 2009 CLASSEMENT GENERAL. Le Sportif. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ Evans Kiplagat. All Athletics. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  6. ^ Evans Kiplagat Barkowet. IAAF. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  7. ^ World fastest marathon times, 2010. AIMS. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  8. ^ April 2011. AIMS. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  9. ^ October 2011. AIMS. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  10. ^ a b Evans Kiplagat Chebet. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  11. ^ a b Evans Kiplagat Barkowet. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Marathon Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 5 October 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  13. ^ ELIGIBILITY – TRANSFER OF ALLEGIANCE (Transfers that have taken place from 25 April to 29 June 2016). IAAF. Retrieved on 31 July 2016.