Aloÿs Nizigama

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Aloÿs Nizigama (born 18 June 1966) is a retired Burundian long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 and 10,000 metres.

His personal best 10,000 metres time was 27:20.38 minutes, achieved in July 1995 in London. This is the current Burundian record.[1]

In his career, Nizigama ran 21 sub-28 minute 10,000 metres races, 2nd only to Haile Gebrselassie with 23 times.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 10,000 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th 5,000 m
5th 10,000 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 10,000 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th 10,000 m
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa-Hull, Canada 3rd 10,000 m