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Biography

LIMO Benjamin

Nationality Kenya Flag KEN Kenya
Birth Date 08/08/1974
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.83/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 64/141
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 5000m
Medals Won BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Men's 5000m

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
21:45
MCG Men's 5000m
Final- Final
Kenya Flag KEN  - LIMO Benjamin (3) 13:05.30 Completed

Place Of Birth Eldoret, Kenya
Residence Eldoret, Kenya
Marital Status Married (with three daughters and a son named Helsinki, after his victory in the World Championships)
Occupation Athlete and Sapper in Engineers Battalion, Kenya Army.
Coach Sammy Rono
Influential Person Ricky Simms
Recent Results 4th in the 3000m - 7:40.22 (IAAF World Athletics Final, Monaco 09-Sep-2005)

1st in the 5000m - 13:32.55 (IAAF, World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, 14-Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in the 5000m (13:13.57)
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other Personal Best:
3000m - 7:28.67 (Monaco, 04-Aug-1999)
5000m - 12:54.99 (Paris, 04-Jul-2003)

World Ranking:
3rd in the 5000 - 10,000m (as at 06-Feb-2006, IAAF)

Benjamin began running seriously at the end of 1997 and ran his first 5000m race in 1998.

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