Wilberforce Talel

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Wilberforce Talel (born January 10, 1980 in Marakwet District) is runner from Kenya. He is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and has competed several times at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He is the current 10000 metres Commonwealth Games record holder.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 5th Long race
1st Team competition
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 3rd Long race
1st Team competition
Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 1st 10000m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 6th 10000m
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 10th Long race
2nd Team competition
2005 World Cross Country Championships St Etienne, France 11th Long race
2nd Team competition

Personal best[edit]

Distance Time Location Date
5000 Metres 13:13.15 Stockholm 01/08/2000
10,000 Metres 27:33.60 Paris 24/08/2003
10 Kilometres 28:36 Jakarta 02/07/2006
Half Marathon 1:01:17 Salzburg 28/04/2002
Marathon 2:13:35 Wien 29/04/2007