Suleiman Simotwo

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Suleiman Kipses Simotwo in 2015

Suleiman Kipses Simotwo (born 21 April 1980) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. His indoor personal best over 1500 m of 3:35.24 minutes, achieved in 2006, was the second best time in the world that season, only behind Daniel Kipchirchir Komen.[1]

He is from Kaptama in Mount Elgon District. Prominent runner Edith Masai is from the same area.[2]

Simotwo has competed at the IAAF World Athletics Final twice, winning a bronze medal over 1500 m in the 2007 edition. He reached the finals of the 1500 m at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships, finishing in seventh place. Simotwo scored a significant personal best over the 3000 metres distance at the Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar in 2010, upsetting favourite Tariku Bekele to win in at time of 7:45.15.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 1500 m
2007 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 1500 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 7th 1500 m

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  1. ^ "Top Lists 2006 1500 m". Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Komon the mountain legion". The Standard. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Turner, Chris (24 April 2010). "Wlodarczyk blasts out 75.13m release in Dakar – IAAF World Challenge". IAAF. Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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