Cornelius Chirchir

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Cornelius Chirchir (born 5 June 1983 in Bomet) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. He holds the world junior record over the distance with 3:30.24 minutes, achieved on 19 July 2002 in Monte Carlo. He came close to the record in 2004 with 3:30.60 min, but never since.

He is based at the PACE Sports Management camp in Kaptagat.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Kenya
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 4th
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 3rd
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 4th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:44.98 min (2001)
  • 1500 metres - 3:30.24 min (2002)
  • One mile - 3:50.40 min (2003)

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