Noah Ngeny

Noah Ngeny won the 2000 Olympic Games 1500m title in Sydney beating the legendary Hicham El Guerrouj.  One year earlier he took silver in the 1500m at the World Championships in Seville before breaking the still standing world 1000m record with a time of 2:11.96 in Rieti.  With personal best times of 1:44, 2:11, 3:28 and 3:43 Noah remains one of the best middle distance runners in history.


Nationality: Kenyan

Place of birth: Usain Gisha, Kenya

Residence: Eldoret, Kenya

DOB: 2 November 1978

Event: 800, 1500m, Mile

Coach: Kim McDonald

Team: Nike, Puma, adidas

World Athletics Profile: Noah Ngeny


Personal Bests

  • 800m 1:44.49
  • 1000m 2:11.96
  • 1500m 3:28.12
  • Mile 3:43.30

Career Highlights

  • 2000 Olympic Games 1500m CHAMPION
  • 1999 World Championships 1500m SILVER
  • 2001 World Indoor Championships BRONZE
  • 1999 World 1000m Record