William Sigei

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William Cheruiyot Sigei (born 11 October 1969 in Cheboi'ngong' village, just outside Kapsimotwo village, Bomet, Kenya) is a former Kenyan long-distance runner who won the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1993 and 1994. In 1994 he a set a new world record over 10,000 metres in Oslo with 26:52.23 minutes.

Today he is ranked eighteenth of all times over 10,000 metres. The current world record is 26:17.53 minutes, and belongs to Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia.[1]


  • William Sigei at World Athletics
  • Okoth, Omulo (17 March 2007). "A Kenyan XC legend - William Sigei". IAAF. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
Preceded by
Yobes Ondieki
Men's 10,000 m world record holder
22 July 1994 – 5 June 1995
Succeeded by
Haile Gebrselassie