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Peter Koech

Peter Koech

Athletics competitor
Peter Koech
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Intro Athletics competitor
Is Athlete
From Kenya
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 18 February 1958
Age 63 years
The details (from wikipedia)


Peter Koech (born February 18, 1958) is a former long-distance runner from Kenya who won a silver medal in the 3,000 meters steeplechase event at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He held the world record in this event for over three years, running 8:05.35 in 1989. It was the first electronically timed world record for the event and is still in the top 25 performers in history.
He is from Arwos, Nandi District. He now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and three children. He continued to run in the Masters division, winning the Boilermaker Road Race in 1998.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 3rd 5000 m 13:44.94

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