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Boniface Kiprop

Boniface Toroitich Kiprop (born October 12, 1985 in Kapchorwa District) is a track and field athlete from Uganda.

At the 2001 African Junior Championships in Mauritius he competed at 5000 and 10000 metres, finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively. Two years later the championships were held in Cameroon, and he won both events. At the 2003 All-Africa Games he finished 4th in 10000 metres and 6th in 5000 metres. At the 2003 World Championships in Paris he missed the 5000 metres final. However, he managed to win a bronze medal in the 10,000 m at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

At the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Grosseto, Italy, he won the 10000 metres race and was 5th in 5000 metres. He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he finished fourth in the final of the 10,000 metres. He again finished fourth at the 2005 World Championships, but won a silver medal over 5000 metres at the 3rd IAAF World Athletics Final.

In 2006 he won the 10,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games.

In August 2004 he set a new 10000 metres World Junior Record, 27:04.00 at the Memorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels. The record was broken by Samuel Wanjiru at the same meeting the next year.[1] Kiprop also holds Ugandan records in 3000, 5000 and 10000 metres.

At the 2007 All-Africa Games he was fifth in 10000 metres. He finished 10th at 10000 metres at the 2007 World Championships.

His older brother Martin Toroitich is also a runner, who has featured at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Boniface Kiprop is coached by Ricky Simms.

References

External links

  • IAAF, August 25, 2007: Focus on Africa - Boniface Kiprop Toroitich (UGA)


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