Kipkoech Cheruiyot

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Kipkoech ("Kip") Cheruiyot (born December 2, 1964) is a retired middle distance runner from Kenya.


At the 1982 African Championships, he won 1500 metres gold medal, leaving the famous Saïd Aouita to second place.[1] Cheruiyot was then slightly less than 18 years old.

In 1983, he broke the world junior record at men's 1500 metres by running 3:34.92 in Munich.[2]

He represented Kenya at the Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics and finished 7th in the men's 1500 metres race, which was won by his compatriot Peter Rono. At the 1987 World championships, he was 11th in the 1500 metres final.[3] At the 1984 Summer Olympics, he failed to reach the semifinals [4]

He was gold medalist at the 1989 Summer Universiade.[5] At the time he was based at Mount St. Mary's University (College) located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

His twin brother Charles Cheruiyot is also a former athlete.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1982 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 1500 m 3:42.20


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