Cornelius Chirchir

Cornelius Chirchir (born 5 June 1983 in Bomet) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. He holds the world junior record over the distance with 3:30.24 minutes, achieved on 19 July 2002 in Monte Carlo. He came close to the record in 2004 with 3:30.60 min, but never since.

He is based at the PACE Sports Management camp in Kaptagat.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 1500m 3:44.02
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 1500m 3:38.80
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 4th 1500m 3:39.67
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 3rd 1500m 3:31.51
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 4th 1500m 3:43.03
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 1500m 3:41.77

Personal bestsEdit

  • 800 metres - 1:44.98 min (2001)
  • 1500 metres - 3:30.24 min (2002)
  • One mile - 3:50.40 min (2003)

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