Christopher Koskei

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Christopher Koskei
Medal record
Men’s athletics
World Championships
Gold 1999 Sevilla 3000 m steeplechase
Silver 1995 Gothenburg 3000 m steeplechase

Christopher Koskei (also written Kosgei, born 14 August 1974) is a Kenyan runner who specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He became known when he, running barefoot, won the silver medal at 1995 World Championships. After that performance, he was not able to improve his PB, having problems in his training in 1996 and 1997. In 1998 he ran only 8'48", and decided to stop running.

But at the beginning of October 1998, he met in Iten the Italian coach Renato Canova, in Kenya for the first time together with his manager Gianni Demadonna. After a long talk, he decided to try again, following the new plan from the Italian Coach.

He was able to rebuild his shape, managing a very busy season (with 14 competitions of steeple), with the most important peak in the WCh of Seville, when became World Champion, 4 years after the silver of Stockholm.

He is the elder brother of the current WR holder Stephen Cherono (Saif Saaeed Shaheen), who followed the same coach, suche as the third brother Abraham, of course another specialist of 3000m steeple (how they say, "a family affair").

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1993 African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 1st
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 3rd
Military World Games Zagreb, Croatia 3rd

Personal bests[edit]

External links[edit]

COACH = Renato Canova