Wilfred Kirochi

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Wilfred Kirochi
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Tokyo 1500 m

Wilfred Kirochi (born 12 December 1969) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who won a silver medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo in the 1500 m event.[1] Previously Kirochi had won two World Junior Championship titles in 1986 and 1988 (where he defeated future world and Olympic champion Noureddine Morceli).[2]

In 1990, Kirochi also won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland behind Peter Elliott.[3] Kirochi did not qualify for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, as he did not finish in the top three at the Kenyan trials in Nairobi. However, just prior to the Olympics, he won meets in Oslo and Nice, where he set a temporary world season's best. Later in the season, he improved his personal best to 3:32.49.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 1st 1500 m 3:44.62
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 1500 m 3:39.66
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 1500m 3:46.52
10th (h) 4×400m relay 3:11.71


  1. ^ "Keitany Hungry for Berlin Gold". Daily Nation. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Championships 1988 - Results". World Junior Athletics History (WJAH). Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Queen Closes the Games". The New York Times. 4 February 1990. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 

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