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Michael Musyoki

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Country  Kenya
Name  Michael Musyoki
College team  UTEP
Role  Olympic athlete
Born  May 28, 1956 (age 59) (1956-05-28)
Sport  Track, Long-distance running
Event(s)  3000 metres, 5000 metres, 10,000 metres, Marathon
Personal best(s)  3000 metres: 7:46.4 5000 metres: 13:24.89 10,000 metres: 27:41.92 Marathon: 2:10:30
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

Michael Musyoki (born May 28, 1956), also known by his nickname "Mike", is a retired long-distance runner from Kenya who won the bronze medal in 10,000 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Collegiate

Musyoki was recruited by University of Texas at El Paso, a school which was building a star-studded team of distance-runners in the late 1970s. Suleiman Nyambui and Musyoki were UTEP's two premier foreign distance-runner recruits at the time, and both of them finished in first and second place respectively in the 10,000 metre race at the 1979 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships.

Post-collegiate

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games he was silver medalist behind his famous compatriot Henry Rono. At the 1978 All-Africa Games, Musyoki was also 5000 meters silver medalist. In 1982 he broke the half marathon world record by running 61:36 in Philadelphia. He was also an active road racer and won "Road Racer of the Year" award in 1983 by Running Times.

References

Michael Musyoki Wikipedia


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