Dorcus Ajok

Dorcus Ajok (born 12 July 1994) is a Ugandan middle-distance runner. She represented her country in the 800 metres at the 2017 World Championships reaching the semifinals. In addition, she won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2015 Summer Universiade.

Background and Education

Dorcus Ajok was born in Akura sub-county, present day Alebtong District. She is the second of nine children born to Dicken Atworo , a teacher and Margaret Akello, a housewife.

She attended Dokolo Primary School before proceeding to Aloi Secondary School for her O Levels (UCE). She later attended Bright College, Lira for her A Levels thereafter joining Ndejje University.

International competitions

Disqualified in the semifinals

Personal bests

  • 800 metres – 2:00.79 (Huelva 2017)
  • 1500 metres – 4:16.44 (Kazan 2013)
  • One mile – 4:43.1 (Kampala 2014)