Leonard Kirwa Kosencha

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Leonard Kirwa Kosencha
Personal information
Nationality Kenyan
Born (1994-08-21) 21 August 1994 (age 23)
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m: 1:43.40 (Monaco 2012)[1]

Leonard Kirwa Kosencha (born 21 August 1994) is a Kenyan middle distance runner.

He won a gold medal at the 800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.[2][3] By running 1:44.08 at these Championships, he also broke Belal Mansoor Ali's old world youth best of 1:44.34, which had stood since June 17, 2005. Ethiopia's Mohammed Aman broke Kosencha's short-standing world youth best that September.[4] He won the silver medal at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games that season.

He began the 2012 season well as he was runner-up to Mohammed Aman at the Colorful Daegu Meeting, then won the first 2012 IAAF Diamond League race in Shanghai.[5]

Personal records[edit]

Event Performance Date Venue
800 m 1:43.40 s 20 July 2012 Monaco


  1. ^ Leonard Kosencha profile at Tilastopaja
  2. ^ "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth record in 800m". Universal Sports. 9 July 2011. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth best". IAAF. 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "David Rudisha suffers rare loss in Rieti". Universal Sports. 9 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Len (2012-05-19). Liu Xiang and G. Dibaba the standouts in rainy Shanghai – Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.

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Preceded by
Bahrain Belal Mansoor Ali
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 800 metres
9 July 2011 – 10 September 2011
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Mohammed Aman