William Chirchir

William Chirchir (born 6 February 1979, in Bomet) is a Kenyan runner (Kipsigis tribe) who specializes in the 1500 metres. He is a former holder of the world junior record over the distance with 3:33.24 minutes from 1998.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 1st 800 m 1:47.23
1999 Grand Prix Final Munich, Germany 5th 800 m 1:44.75
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 1500 m 3:31.91
Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 3rd 1500 m 3:34.06
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 2nd 1500 m 3:37.70
Grand Prix Final Paris, France 9th 1500 m 3:39.11

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