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Promising Talent: Patrick MWAKA

Patrick MWAKA

Patrick Mwaka proudly wearing his country jersey.

HONOURS:

– 2011 African Junior Cross Country Runner-up

BIO:

Patrick Mwaka was born on November 2nd 1992 in the city of Machakos where he lives now. He started running in primary school but really concentrate on running after it because he was not lucky enough to join high school; his parents – both farmers – were not able to pay his school fees. 

Coached by Paul Mutwii, Mwaka runs for Machakos Athletics Club as well as for Japanese company Aisan Kogyo. He trains in Machakos with 2010 World Junior XC and 1 500m champion and 2011 All Africa Games champion Caleb Ndiku, World Youth silver medallist over 3 000m Patrick Mwikya, 800m runner and 2010 World Junior champion David Mutinda, 2:10:00 marathoner John Kyui and 59:45 half marathoner John Mwangangi among others. 

Waiting for Kenya Cross-country Trials Patrick thinks his shape is improving according to his training. He is doing 3 speed workouts and 4 long runs every week and as of today is best workouts are:

3*2000m in 5:30 recovery 90sec.
10*600m in 1:36 recovery 60sec.

In that sense his goals for this year is to better his time over 5 000m and 10 000m, to get into the Kenya Olympics team and start running half marathon seriously.

As a kid his favorite athlete was Paul Tergat and if he was not an athlete he would be a businessman; but he « enjoy running very much » and consider that going for a race without training is the hardest part in running. 

Lastly, he prefers track and cross country but soon will be running road races

Patrick Mwaka (#27) during the African Junior Cross Country Race, Cape Town, march 6th 2011.

PERSONAL BESTS:

Distance

Time

Year

5 000m

13:21.45

2010

10 000m

27:49.93

2011

HM

65:15

2010

ALL TIME TOP 5 + AVG:

Distance

5 000m

10 000m

1

13:21.45

27:49.93

2

13:26.29

27:56.39

3

13:27.14

28:02.87

4

13:31.52

5

13:35.40

AVG

13:28.36

PROGRESSION:

Date

5 000m

Date

10 000m

Date

HM

20/06/2008

14:06.8h

29/05/2010

13:40.99

16/10/2010

27:56.39

04/07/2010

65:15

17/07/2010

13:21.45

23/04/2011

27:49.93

ANNUAL BESTS:

Year

5 000m

10 000m

HM

2008

14:06.8h

2009

2010

13:21.45

27:56.39

65:15

2011

13:26.29

27:49.93

2012

Patrick Mwaka in Japan, April 2011.

PERFORMANCES:

DATE

CITY

EVENT

TIME

FINISH

MARGIN

20/06/2008

Machakos (KEN)

5 000M

14:06.8h

3rd

-13,8hsec

08/11/2008

Machakos (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

24:24

1st

+4sec

29/11/2008

Meru (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

25:25

2nd

-15sec

29/11/2009

Nairobi (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

23:18

1st

+12sec

29/05/2010

Toyota (JPN)

5 000M

13:40.99

1st

+11,76sec

04/07/2010

Sapporo (JPN)

HM

65:15

19th

-235sec

17/07/2010

Abashiri (JPN)

5 000M

13:21.45

2nd

-2,91sec

26/09/2010

Yokohama (JPN)

5 000M

13:27.14

4th

-8,92sec

11/10/2010

Tajimi (JPN)

5 000M

13:36.44

2nd

-7,64sec

16/10/2010

Fukuroi (JPN)

10 000M

27:56.39

7th

-42,45sec

19/02/2011

Nairobi (KEN)

KJC XC – 8Km

23:40

7th

-14sec

06/03/2011

Cape Town (RSA)

AJXC – 8Km

23:04

2nd

-1sec

09/04/2011

Kumamoto (JPN)

5 000M

13:26.29

3rd

-4,92sec

23/04/2011

Kobe (JPN)

10 000M

27:49.93

3rd

-26,08sec

07/05/2011

Gifu (JPN)

10 000M

28:02.87

2nd

-10,01sec

28/05/2011

Nobeoka (JPN)

5 000M

13:31.52

9th

-8,37sec

19/11/2011

Yokohama (JPN)

5 000M

13:35.40

6th

-6,88sec

01/01/2012

Maebashi (JPN)

EK 8.3Km

22:46

6th

-17sec

12/02/2012

Machakos (KEN)

XC

1st

07/04/2012

Kumamoto (JPN)

5 000M

13:38.88

8th

-17,52sec

AJ= African Junior Championship; H= Heat; JXC= Junior Cross Country;
KJC=Kenya Junior Championship; NC= National Championship;
PC = Police Championship;RD= Road; SF= Semi Final;
WC= World Championship; WJC= World Junior Championship;
XC= Cross Country; EK=Ekiden; HM= Half-marathon
WYC= World Youth Championship; F= Final
AAG= All-Africa Games; (i)= Indoor

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