Benard Keter is an American athlete turned soldier who represented the USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He competed in the 3000m steeplechase after winning second place in the Olympics trial games.
Initially, he and Sam Kendricks were the two athletes from the US Army, including competing in the 2020 Olympics, but he became the only one after Kendricks got infected with COVID.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Benard Keter|
|Real Name||Benard Kiplangat Keter|
|Date of birth||May 25, 1992|
|Age||31 years old|
|Place of birth||Molo, Kenya|
|Brother||Tareq Mubarak Taher|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
Benard Net Worth
Keter is one of the successful athletes involved in the steeplechase. He has won several titles and even has represented the USA in the recent Olympics.
All these winnings and opportunities have helped him live a well-off life though no one knows the exact figure in his net worth.
The 31 year-old athlete has a nice height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Along with height, Keter also has a toned athletic body and weighs only 58 kgs.
Benard Personal Life And Family
Keter was born in Molo in Kenya to his parents Henry and Grace.
Despite being born in Molo, he grew up in Nakuru along with his brother and sister.
The All-American athlete has not shared much about his parents and his siblings. So, no one knows much about them.
However, he has shared that Tareq Mubarak Taher, the 2008 Olympian is his elder brother.
Like Keter, his elder brother also specialized in the steeplechase and even represented Bahrain in the 2008 Olympics. During the Olympics, Taher came in the eleventh position.
It was Taher because of whom Keter got into steeplechase. Keter’s journey in sports started after he got scholarships in the USA to pursue his college degree.
During his university degrees, he established himself as one of the skilled steeplechase athletes.
After he completed college, he then joined the US Army. To this day, he is serving in the Army as a unit supply specialist and an athlete.
Benard Wife and Relationship
The four-time Big 12 champion just tied the knot last year.
He has not shared any details about his wife till now. However, he has shared a few pictures with his wife on his Instagram, including one from their marriage.
Keter attended high school at Tengecha Boys High School in his own home country Kenya.
After high school, he earned a scholarship to Cloudy County Community College in the USA and moved to Concordia in Kansas.
He was in the community college for some time before transferring to Wayland Baptist University in Texas.
Even in Wayland, he could not stick for long and transferred to Texas Tech University. He finally completed college at Texas Tech University with a degree in Human Science.
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The one-time Olympian officially started his career in sports during his college days.
He already wanted to join the steeplechase because of his elder brother, and moving to the USA just gave him the perfect opportunity.
Initially, he competed in the 5000m and 3000m dash and even won first place in both during the 2015 NAIA Indoor Championship.
However, he gave up on these events and started steeplechase from 2106. After this, he decided to establish himself as a steeplechase.
Despite his determination towards the game, he gave average performances for the next two years during the NCAA games.
Keter then trained hard and competed in many events such as the Pan American Games. He finally proved himself during the 2020 Olympics trial games after winning second place.
The national champion then represented the USA in the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo. He became the last athlete to move to the final after coming in the sixth position during the heat game.
However, things did not work out for him in the final, and he came in the eleventh position. Keter returned home without any medals, but he gained the experience of competing in the Olympics.