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Formerly known as Magut, it was named after a Zulu chief. Said to mean ‘enchanted’.
Magut is a name of Kenyan origin that may refer to:
Magut was part of the world record-setting 4×1500 metres relay team that won the gold medal at the 2014 IAAF World Relays.
RA Rouillard was the driving force behind the region's agricultural and economic prosperity. The pioneering spirit which opened up the interior of South Africa came in a variety of guises. In the Louwsburg and Magut district, one pioneer who had a particularly significant impact on the region was R. A. Rouillard.
James Kiplagat Magut (born 20 July 1990) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. He has a personal best of 3:30.61 minutes for the event as well as a best of 3:50.68 minutes for the mile run.
While not a World Championship or Olympic event, the IAAF does ratify world records in the event. The men's world record is 14:22.22 by a Kenyan team of Collins Cheboi, Silas Kiplagat, James Magut and Asbel Kiprop, set on May 25, 2014 at the World Relays meet in Nassau, Bahamas. The women's world record is 16:33.58 by a Kenyan team of Mercy Cherono, Faith Kipyegon, Irene Jelagat and Hellen Obiri set on May 24, 2014 at the same event.
Chepseba gained his first international selection for the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships via a trial event at Nyayo National Stadium. At the competitions he took the silver medal in the 1500 m behind fellow Kenyan James Magut (who ran a championship record). He made his European debut later that year, winning at the Antwerp Gala and setting a meet record of 2:18.61 min for the 1000 m at the Athletics Bridge in Slovakia. He trains in Kaptagat.
Cheboi set a new indoor best of 3:36.41 minutes to come third at the Russian Winter Meeting at the start of the following year. He was chosen to be part of the Kenyan 4 × 1500 metres relay team for the inaugural 2014 IAAF World Relays and the team (comprising Cheboi, Silas Kiplagat, James Magut and Asbel Kiprop) fulfilled their favourite status and set a world record time of 14:22.22 minutes, knocking fourteen seconds off the previous mark.
Magut had a string of victories in Australia in early 2014, winning in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. A personal best for the 1500 m followed at the Doha Diamond League meet, although his time of 3:30.61 minutes placed him fifth in the quick race. These performances earned him a place on the Kenyan 4×1500 metres relay team for the inaugural 2014 IAAF World Relays. Running alongside Silas Kiplagat, Asbel Kiprop and Collins Cheboi, the group won the gold medal in a world record-breaking time of 14:22.22 minutes – a fourteen-second improvement.
Magut missed the 2011 season due to a knee injury, but returned in May 2012 with a win at the Kenyan Armed Forces Championships, then his first sub-four-minute mile to win at the Prefontaine Classic meeting. He set a new best of 3:50.68 for the distance at the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games a week later – this was only enough for sixth at the higher calibre event, but still ranked him the eighth fastest runner that year. He ran a 1500 m personal best of 3:34.60 minutes to place second at the national championship race, but faltered at the Kenyan Olympic trials, coming in sixth place and failing to break 3:40 minutes. This run still earned him a spot on the team for the 2012 African Championships in Athletics, where he took the bronze medal, half a second behind the winner Caleb Mwangangi. Magut came third at the British Grand Prix (his first top three placing on the IAAF Diamond League) and peaked for the season at the Hanžeković Memorial, winning with a personal best of 3:33.31 minutes.
His European debut marked a meteoric arrival onto the elite athletics scene – not only did he outrun more experienced runners such as Amine Laâlou and Augustine Choge, but he improved his personal best time by five seconds of 3:29.27 and raised himself into the top ten fastest runners ever for the event. He gained selection for the event at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics and he just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth behind Mekonnen Gebremedhin. He returned to Europe and won at the Internationales Stadionfest and was second at the Rieti Meeting to Asbel Kiprop. After the close of the European summer track and field circuit, he represented Kenya at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. He and James Magut completed a Kenyan 1–2 as Kiplagat became the Commonwealth champion with a tactical performance to beat defending champion Nick Willis.
Born in Nandi County, Magut gained his first national selection after a runner-up finish in the 1500 m at the Kenyan junior championships. At the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics, he seemed set to win the title but Algeria's Imad Touil narrowly beat him into second place by a tenth of a second. Following this he performed in Europe for the first time, finishing in the top ten at the Rieti Meeting and Hanžeković Memorial. The next year, the eighteen-year-old runner won the Kenyan high school championship, holding off Nixon Chepseba. He topped the podium at the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships. He competed infrequently the year after, but in spite of this won his first major medal in the form of a silver behind Silas Kiplagat at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.