Peter Koech

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Peter Koech
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Kenya
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 3000m Steeplechase

Peter Koech (born February 18, 1958) is a former long-distance runner from Kenya who won a silver medal in the 3,000 meters steeplechase event at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He held the world record in this event for over three years, running 8:05.35 in 1989. It was the first electronically timed world record for the event and is still in the top 25 performers in history.

He is from Arwos, Nandi District. He now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and three children. He continued to run in the Masters division, winning the Boilermaker Road Race in 1998.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 3rd 5000 m 13:44.94

References[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Kenya Henry Rono
Men's Steeplechase World Record Holder
July 3, 1989 — August 19, 1992
Succeeded by
Kenya Moses Kiptanui
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenya Julius Kariuki
Men's 3,000 m Steeple Best Year Performance
1989 — 1990
Succeeded by
Kenya Moses Kiptanui