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Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (born November 27, 1984 in Chemorgong, Koibatek District) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.

Daniel Kipchirchir Komen
Daniel Komen Daegu 2011.jpg
Komen at the 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu.
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Moscow 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2008 Valencia 1500 m

He graduated from Timboroa High School in 2003. He started running seriously while at high school.

In 2003 he finished second at the 2003 African Junior Championships 5000 metres race, behind Boniface Kiprop Toroitich of Uganda. He competed at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki but missed the 1500 metres final.

On June 10, 2007, he ran the fastest mile ever run in the United States, breaking a record that Eamonn Coghlan had held since 1983 with a 3:48.28 in Eugene, Oregon.[1] He competed at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka missing the 1500 metres final.

He is coached by Jimmy Beuttah and Joseph Ngure. Komen trains at the IAAF High Altitude Training Centre in Eldoret.



Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 1500 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 1500 m
2007 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st 1500 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 2nd 1500 m

Personal bestsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-time men's best mile race". Track and Field all-time Performances Homepage. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-08-31.

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