Surendra Singh (athlete)

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Surendra Kumar Singh (born October 1, 1978) is an Indian long-distance runner who represented India at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the 10,000 metres.[1] He placed 26th in the event.[2] He holds the Indian records for the 3000 metres and 10,000 m with times of 7:50.31 minutes and 28:02.89 minutes, respectively.[3]

He competed for his country in the 5000 m and 10,000 m at the 2006 Asian Games and placed sixth in both distances. At the 2007 Asian Indoor Games he was the silver medallist behind Qatar's Charles Bett Koech over 3000 metres.[4] He also represented India at the 2007 Asian Championships in Jordan, participating in the 5000 metres and 10,000 m events finishing fifth in both. At the 2008 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships he was again runner-up to a Kenyan-born Qatari in the 3000 m (Sultan Khamis Zaman on this occasion).

He won the 3000 m in the 2009 Asian Athletics Grand Prix.[5] He competed on the world stage over 10,000 m that year at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and placed 19th in a large field of runners.[6]


  1. ^ Beijing Olympics 2008. Times of India (2008). Retrieved on 2011-12-28.
  2. ^ Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - Men's 10,000 m final. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2011-12-28.
  3. ^ Indian Outdoor Records. Indian Athletics Association. Retrieved on 2011-12-28.
  4. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2007-11-01). Kazakh quartet betters Asian relay record – 2nd Asian Indoor Games, Final day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-28.
  5. ^ Surendra Singh picks up gold . The Hindu (2009-05-24). Retrieved on 2011-12-28.
  6. ^ Singh Surendra Kumar. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-28.