Isaac Kiprono Songok

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Isaac Kiprono Songok (born 25 April 1984 in Kaptel, Nandi District) is a Kenyan long-distance runner.

He went St. Patrick's High School in Iten, famous for producing runners.

In 2001 he set a new 2000 m World Junior Record (4:56.86) in Berlin and became World Youth Champion at 1500 metres.

He is best known for winning the silver medal in the short race at the 2006 World Cross Country Championships.

He is managed by James Templeton and coached by Colm O'Connell. Songok is from Kaptel village, as is Bernard Lagat, another famous athlete.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 1500 m 3:36.78
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 7th 1500 m 3:44.93
2003 World Championships Paris, France 9th 1500 m 3:34.39
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 7th Short race (4 km) 11:45
3rd Team competition 52 pts
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 1500 m 3:41.72
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 11th 1500 m 3:48.32
2005 World Cross Country Championships Saint-Étienne-
Saint-Galmier, France
3rd Short race (4.196 km) 11:39
2nd Team competition 21 pts
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 5000 m 13:37.10
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 5000 m 13:40.24
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 2nd Short race (4 km) 10:55
1st Team competition 21 pts
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 3000 m 7:39.50
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 18th (h) 5000 m 13:47.42
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 5000 m 13:49.91

Personal bests

External links

Isaac Kiprono Songok profile at IAAF

  • IAAF, March 27, 2006: Focus on Africa - Isaac Kiprono Songok (KEN)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenya Eliud Kipchoge
Men's 3,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele

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