William Yiampoy’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro
Kenyan middle distance runner

Is

Runner Athlete Middle-distance runner

From

Kenya

Type

Sports

Gender
male

Birth

17 May 1974

Age:
46 years

William Oloonkishu Yiampoy (born 17 May 1974 in Emarti) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best is 1:42.91 minutes, achieved in September 2002 in Rieti.He graduated from Sosio High School in Kilgoris in 1989. He was recruited by Kenya Police in 1991. He did not start running until 1996. In 1999 he ran his first European races. He was selected to compete at the 2000 Olympics replacing Patrick Konchellah, the winner of Kenyan Olympic trials.He was part of the 4 x 800 metres relay team who currently holds the world record.He is married with two children. He is managed by Gianni Demadonna and coached by Gianni Ghidini. Yiampoy is a member of the Maasai tribe.

Achievements

Year
Competition
Venue
Position
Event
Notes

Representing Kenya

2001
World Championships
Edmonton, Canada
4th
800 m

Goodwill Games
Brisbane, Australia
1st
800 m

2002
African Championships
Radès, Tunisia
2nd
800 m

2004
World Indoor Championships
Budapest, Hungary
5th
800 m

African Championships
Brazzaville, Congo
1st
800 m

2005
World Championships
Helsinki, Finland
3rd
800 m

World Athletics Final
Monte Carlo, Monaco
4th
800 m

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