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Tom ("Thomas") Nyariki (born September 27, 1971 in Nyamira) is a long-distance runner from Kenya. Most notably he won a bronze medal on the 5,000 metres at the 1997 World Championships.

Tom Nyariki
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens 5,000 m

Nyariki is married to Jackline Maranga. Nyariki represents the Kisii tribe from Nyanza.

He trains with Kimbia Athletics and is coached by Dieter Hogen. Recently he has competed mostly in road running races in the USA.

AchievementsEdit

Personal bestsEdit

  • 3000 metres - 7:27.75 (1996)
  • 5000 metres - 12:55.94 (1997)
  • 10,000 metres - 27:48.12 (2002)
  • 10 kilometres - 27:30 (2001)
  • 5 kilometres - 13:24 (2001)
  • 5 miles road - 22:32 (1999)
  • marathon - 2:15:58 (2006)

External referenceEdit