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Paul Koech (25 June 1969 – 3 September 2018) was a Kenyan distance and marathon runner. He participated at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and finished in first place. He was also a regular competitor in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships with several top-5 positions.

He won the Parelloop 10K race in the Netherlands in 1999.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

Koech was an uncle of Sally Barsosio. He lived in Burnt Forest, Uasin Gishu District, Kenya.

He was married to Zipporah and had six children.[2]

Koech died on 3 September 2018 at the age of 49[3].


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Simon Lopuyet
Men's Half Marathon Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Shem Kororia

This is the wrong photo of Major Paul Koech. The photo appearing here is of Paul Kipsiele Koech, the 3,000m steeplechase veteran who is about 36 years old.