Nike Talks World Indoors 2018, Week Six, Day Four: Margaret Wambui eyes the prize


Most of us first saw Margaret Wambui as she won the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, where she won the 800 meters in 2:00.49. Margaret ran in the World Championships in Beijing in 2015, learning about the change from juniors to open, not advancing from her heats.

Wambui_Margaret-Worldi16.jpgMargaret Wambui, Portland World Indoors, photo by

In 2016, Margaret shook up the 800 meter world with her fine gold medal in Portland at the World Indoor Championships, finishing in 2:00.49. Just six months later, Margaret Wambui was thick in the battle at the 2016 Rio Olympics, taking the bronze medal in 1:56.89!

The World Indoors in 2017 was again, an amazing race. The 800 meters was a unforgiving race, with Margaret Wambui taking fourth in 1:57.54. Margaret is one of the few women 800 meter runners who can battle in each and every race over 800 meters. Her leg speed, with a 400 meters of 52.54, shows that her finish is always dangerous.

Watch her over 800 meters in Birmingham!

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