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Emmanuel Korir (born June 15, 1995) is a middle-distance runner from Kenya. In 2017, he set the indoor world record for 600 meters.[1] As of 22 July 2018 he is ranked as the sixth fastest athlete over 800 m of all time, with a personal best of 1:42.05.[2]

Emmanuel Korir
Emmanuel Korir 2017.jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-06-15) June 15, 1995 (age 24)
Country Kenya
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 m, 600 m, 800 m.
Achievements and titles
World finals2017
800 m, 10th (sf)
800 m, 10th (sf)
400 m, 6th
Personal best(s)

In 2017, he left the UTEP Miners for a professional running contract with Nike, Inc..[3]

While at UTEP, he was coached by gold medalist Paul Ereng.[4]

Major international competitionsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 Kenya Championships Nairobi, Kenya 8th 800m 1:46.94



  1. ^ "UTEP Freshman Emmanuel Korir Just Broke A World Record".
  2. ^ "IAAF all time 800m top list".
  3. ^ "Emmanuel Korir Goes Pro, Signs With Nike".
  4. ^ "How did UTEP land world class runner Emmanuel Korir?".
  5. ^ Emmanuel Korir at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  6. ^ Emmanuel Korir at Tilastopaja (registration required)