Paul Kipsiele Koech, Kenya

Most recent results: 12th - TCS World 10 km Bengaluru (29:57) - 21 May 2017; 15th - Rotterdam Marathon (2:12:02 Personal Best) - 9 April 2017; 5th - CPC Loop Den Haag Half Marathon (1:01:03 Personal Best) - 12 Mar 2017

DOB: 10-Nov-1981

Personal records
Outdoors:
1500m - 3:37.92 (2007)
3000m - 7:33.93 (2005)
3000m SC - 7:54.31 (2012), All-Time World No. 3 & All-Time Kenya No. 3
5000m - 13:05.18 (2010)

Indoors:
2000m SC - 5:13.77 (2011), World Best
3000m - 7:32.78 (2010), 13th All-Time World, 6th All-Time Kenya
2 Miles - 8:06.48 (2008), 2nd All-Time World, Kenyan Record
5000m - 13:02.69 (2012), 7th All-Time World, 5th All-Time Kenya

Road:
10 km - 28:25 (2015)
Half Marathon - 1:01:03 (2017)
Marathon - 2:12:02 (2017)
 Historical performance achievements - 3000m Steeplechase (including 2016 season)
All-Time #1 in sub-8:10.00 career performances: 67
All-Time #1 in seasons with at least one sub-8:00.00 performance: 7
All-Time #1 in sub-8:01.00 performances in a season: 3 (2007 and 2012) 
  (tie with Kiptanui-'97 and Shaheen-'04 & '05)
All-Time #1 in sub-8:02.00 performances in a season: 4 (2007)
  (tie with Kiptanui-'97 and Shaheen-'04)
All-Time #1 in sub-8:06.00 performances in a season: 6 (2004, 2011, 2012)
  (tie with Kiptanui-'97 and Shaheen-'03)
All-Time #1 in sub-8:07.00 performances in a season: 7 (2004, 2012)
  (tie with Kiptanui-'97, Barmasai-'99, and Shaheen-'03)
Peter Larsson's assistance with the statistical information is greatly appreciated.
Career highlights
2017
Road:
15th - Rotterdam Marathon (2:12:02)
5th - Den Haag Half Marathon (1:01:03)
12th - Bengaluru 10 km (29:57) 
2016
Outdoors:
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Monaco 3000m SC (8:08.32)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Birmingham 3000m SC (8:10.19)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Rabat 3000m SC (8:12:33)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Roma 3000m SC (8:14.46)
7th - IAAF Diamond League Doha 3000m SC (8:15.69)
14th - IAAF Diamond League Brussels 3000m SC (8:29.18)
6th - Kenyan Olympic Trials Eldoret 3000m SC Heat (8:34.9)
6th - Kenyan Olympic Trials Eldoret 3000m SC Final (8:41.26)
8th - IAAF Diamond League London 5000m (13:23.10)
4th - Nairobi 1500m (3:42.2)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time):  3000m SC - 5th
IAAF Diamond League 3000m SC Diamond Race (Points) Runner-Up (Tie)

Indoors:
8th - Dusseldorf 3000m (7:45.09)
5th - Glasgow 3000m (7:45.23)
5th - Stockholm 3000m (7:45.58)
2015
Outdoors:
1st - IAAF Diamond League Zurich 3000m SC (8:10.24)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Shanghai 3000m SC (8:11.39)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League London 3000m SC (8:12.13)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Oslo 3000m SC (8:12.20)
5th - IAAF Diamond League Eugene 3000m SC (8:13.95)
6th - IAAF Diamond League Paris 3000m SC (8:14.65)
2nd - Rabat 3000m SC (8:15.57)
9th - IAAF Diamond League Brussels 5000m (13:07.74)
1st - ISTAF Berlin 5000m (13:08.86)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time):  3000m SC - 6th; 5000m - 17th
IAAF Diamond League 3000m SC Diamond Race (Points) Runner-Up


Indoors:
2nd - Metz 3000m (7:39.68)
1st - Karlsruhe 3000m (7:45.41)
2nd - Dusseldorf 3000m (7:45.79)
2nd - Birmingham 2 Miles (8:13.46)
End-of-Indoor-Season World Rank (by time): 3000m - 4th; 2 Miles - 2nd

Road:
6th - Berlin 10 km (28:25)
2014
Outdoors:
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Doha 3000m SC (8:05.47)
1st - Beijing 3000m SC (8:06.04)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Roma 3000m SC (8:10.53)
4th - IAAF Diamond League Oslo 3000m SC (8:14.29)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time):  3000m SC - 6th

Indoors:
5th - Birmingham 3000m (7:37.22)
2nd - Gent 3000m (7:38.92)
1st - Prague 3000m (7:47.20)
End-of-Indoor-Season World Rank (by time): 3000m - 9th
2013
Outdoors:
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Shanghai 3000m SC (8:02.63)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Eugene 3000m SC (8:05.86)
4th - IAAF World Champs Moscow 3000m SC Final (8:08.62)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Paris 3000m SC (8:09.17)
2nd - Berlin 3000m SC (8:09.31)
4th - IAAF Diamond League Stockholm 3000m SC (8:12:60)
1st - Edmonton 3000m SC (8:16.71)
2nd - IAAF World Championships Moscow 3000m SC Heat (8:22.88)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time):  3000m SC - 4th

Indoors:
4th - Stockholm 3000m (7:38.35)
1st - Val-de-Reuil 3000m (7:38.61)
2nd - Gent 3000m (7:39.75)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time): 3000m - 6th
2012
Outdoors:
1st - IAAF Diamond League Rome 3000m SC (7:54.31)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Doha 3000m SC (7:56.58)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Paris 3000m SC (8:00.57)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Monaco 3000m SC (8:03.90)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Brussels 3000m SC (8:04.01)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Lausanne 3000m SC (8:05.80)
1st - Lille 3000m SC (8:06.71)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time):  3000m SC - 1st
IAAF Diamond League 3000m SC Diamond Race (Points) Winner

Indoors:
3rd - Dusseldorf 5000m (13:02.69)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time): 5000m - 3rd
2011
Track:
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Monaco 3000m SC (7:57.32)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Oslo 3000m SC (8:01.83)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Shanghai 3000m SC (8:02.42)
1st - Ostrava 3000m SC (8:02.55)
1st - Berlin 3000m SC (8:04.48)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Stockholm 3000m SC (8:05.92)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Zurich 3000m SC (8:07.89)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Eugene 3000m SC (8:10.13)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 3rd
IAAF Diamond League 3000m SC Diamond Race (Points) Winner


Indoors:
1st - Gent 2000m SC (5:13.77)
3rd - Dusseldorf 5000m (13:15.64)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time): 2000m SC - 1st; 5000m - 5th
2010
Outdoors:
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Paris 3000m SC (8:02.07)
1st - IAAF Diamond League Stockholm 3000m SC (8:02.18)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Zurich 3000m SC (8:05.48)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Doha 3000m SC (8:06.69)
2nd - IAAF Diamond League Brussels 3000m SC (8:07.66)
1st - IAAF Diamond League New York 3000m SC (8:10.43)
3rd - IAAF Diamond League Lausanne 3000m SC (8:11.65)
1st - IAAF Diamond League London 3000m SC (8:17.70)
5th - Rabat 5000m (13:05.18)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 3rd
IAAF Diamond League 3000m SC Diamond Race (Points) Winner  

Indoors:
1st - Dusseldorf 5000m (13:02.95)
1st - Gent 2000m Steeplechase (5:17.04)
4th - Stockholm 3000m (7:32.78)
End-of-Season World Rank (by time): 2000m SC - 1st; 3000m - 5th; 5000m - 1st
2009
Outdoors:
4th - IAAF World Championships Berlin 3000m SC Final (8:01.26)
2nd - Doha 3000m SC (8:01.72)
1st - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (8:04.05)
2nd - IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki 3000m SC (8:05.47)
3rd - IAAF Golden League Zurich 3000m SC (8:06.10)
1st - Rabat 3000m SC (8:07.80)
3rd - Ostrava 3000m SC (8:10.22)
1st - Eugene 3000m SC (8:13.44)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 4th

Indoors:
1st - Stockholm 3000m (7:32.80)
1st - Paris 3000m (7:38.28)
2nd - Prague 5000m (13:09.37)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m - 1st; 5000m - 2nd 
2008
Outdoors:
1st - Heusden 3000m SC (8:00.57)
1st - New York 3000m SC (8:01.85)
1st - IAAF Golden League Zurich 3000m SC (8:04.26)
1st - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (8:04.99)
1st - IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart 3000m SC (8:05.35)
4th - Kenyan Olympic Trials Nairobi 3000m SC (8:13.98)
3rd - Eugene 2 Miles (8:13.31)
7th - Doha 3000m (7:38.41)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 1st

Indoors:
2nd - IAAF Indoor World Championships 3000m (7:49.05)
2nd - Birmingham 2 Miles (8:06.48)
2nd - Stockholm 3000m (7:36.24)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 2 Miles - 2nd; 3000m - 5th 
2007
Outdoors:
1st - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (7:58.80)
1st - Stockholm 3000m SC (7:59.42)
1st - IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart 3000m SC (8:00.67)
1st - Hengelo 3000m SC (8:01.05)
1st - Eugene 3000m SC (8:08.08)
1st - Ostrava 3000m SC (8:10.01)
5th - Glasgow 1500m (3:37.92)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 1st

Indoors:
4th - Birmingham 3000m (7:33.46)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m - 5th
2006
1st - IAAF Golden League Roma 3000m SC (7:59.94)
1st - Stockholm 3000m SC (8:00.29)
1st - IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart 3000m SC (8:01.37)
1st - African Championships Bambous 3000m SC (8:11.03)
2nd - IAAF World Cup Athens 3000m SC (8:19.37)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 2nd
2005
2nd - IAAF Golden League Roma 3000m SC (7:56.37)
1st - Sevilla 3000m SC (8:06.26)
1st - IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 3000m SC (8:07.91)
1st - Stockholm 3000m SC (8:08.56)
2nd - Hengelo 3000m SC (8:09.83)
3rd - IAAF Golden League Zurich 3000m SC (8:11.79)
5th - Doha 3000m (7:33.93)
7th - IAAF Golden League Brussels 5000m (13:11.26)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 2nd; 3000m - 9th 
2004
1st - IAAF Golden League Roma 3000m SC (7:59.65)
3rd - Athens Olympic Games 3000m SC Final (8:06.64)
2nd - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (8:02.07)
1st - Stockholm 3000m SC (8:03.10)
3rd - IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 3000m SC (8:03.21)
1st - Sevilla 3000m SC (8:05.31)
2nd - Hengelo 3000m SC (8:05.92)
5th - Doha 3000m (7:39.40)
End-of-Season world rank (by time): 3000m SC - 2nd
2003
2nd - IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco 3000m SC (7:57.42)
2nd - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (8:00.42)
2nd - Stockholm 3000m SC (8:05.28)
2nd - IAAF Golden League Paris 3000m SC (8:06.63)
1st - Hengelo 3000m SC (8:06.68)
2nd - Ostrava 3000m SC (8:07.98)
3rd - Rieti 3000m (7:38.48)
End-of-Season world rank: 3000m SC - 2nd
2002
2nd - IAAF Golden League Zurich 3000m SC (8:05.44)
2nd - Hengelo 3000m SC (8:05.91)
5th - Doha 3000m SC (8:09.05)
4th - IAAF Golden League Paris 3000m SC (8:11.77)
3rd - IAAF Golden League Brussels 3000m SC (8:11.79)
1st - San Sebastian 3000m SC (8:14.43)
End-of-Season world rank: 3000m SC - 4th
2001
6th - IAAF Golden League Berlin 3000m SC (8:15.92)
2nd - Linz 3000m SC (8:19.32)
8th - Rieti 3000m (7:42.14)
6th - Leverkusen 1500m (3:38.87)