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Biography

CHOGE Augustine

Nationality Kenya Flag KEN Kenya
Birth Date 21/01/1987
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 5000m
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 5000m

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
21:45
MCG Men's 5000m
Final- Final
Kenya Flag KEN  - CHOGE Augustine (1) 12:56.41 Completed

Place Of Birth Nandi, Kenya
Residence Kipsigak and Tubingen, Germany
Coach Br. Colm O'Connell/Australian, Di Huxley
Recent Results 3rd in the 3000m - 7:39.99 (IAAF World Athletics Final, Monaco, 09-Sep-2005)

10th in the heat of the 1500 - 3:41.70 (IAAF, World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, 06-Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other Personal Best:
800m - 1:48.7 (Kampala, 29-May-2004)
1500 - 3:33.99(Sevilla, Spain, 04-Jun-2005)
3000 - 7:28.78 (Doha, 13-May-2005) current World Junior Record (awaiting ratification, previous record held by Augustine at 7:36.82 on 05-Sep-2004)
5000m - 12:53.66(Roma, Italy, 08-Jul-2005)
10,000m - 29:06.54(Nairobi, Kenya, 17-Jun-2002)

Season's Best:
1500 - 3:33.99(Sevilla, Spain, 04-Jun-2005)
3000 - 7:28.78 (Doha, 13-May-2005)
5000m - 12:53.66(Roma, Italy, 08-Jul-2005)

World Ranking:
6th in the 5000-10,000m (as at 06-Feb-2006, IAAF)

Augustine won the 5000m National Junior Championships in 2004.

Br. Colm thinks him one of the greatest prodigies he has ever coached - this from a man who has had a hand in training dozens of World and Olympic medallists.

Augustine began running in primary school, and like so many Africans, running to and from school (8km each way in Choge's case). Spotted by Br. Colm O'Connell at a 2001 provincial secondary school competition and was then invited to a school holiday training camp. He won the national schools 10,000m in 2002 and finished 4th at 10,000m in Kenya's World Junior Championships trials (29:06.5 at 1500 metres altitude.)

Augustine's parents are small scale farmers.

Augustine's gold medal run in the 5000m set a new games record of 12:56.41.

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