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Promising Talent: William MALEL

William MALEL

Kenyan William Malel Sitonik crossing the finish line in 7:54.09 during the second heat of the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lille (France), July 7, 2011.

HONOURS:

– 2011 Kenya Colleges and Schools Champion over 3 000m
– 2011 World Youth Champion over 3 000m
– 2011 Commonwealth Youth Champion over 3 000m
– 2012 Kenya Junior XC Champion 

BIO: 

William Malel was born on March 1st 1994 in Sotik.

The fourth-born in a family of eight, William Malel is a pupil at Kipajit Primary School in Bomet where he started running. 

Training in Kericho together with Mercy Cherono (Africa XC Women Champion), Malel made a brilliant debut at the Kenya College and Schools Championship on june 2011 over 3 000m. He won the race – which was a part of the trials for the 2011 World Youth Championship in Lille – in a blistering 7:51.2h at the Nyayo National Stadium, beating World XC Junior bronze medallist Patrick Mutunga. His performance ranks him #7 in the all time performers list on Kenyan soil.

One month later, he became World Youth Champion in Lille (France) over 3 000m, running a personal best and championship record of 7:40.10 during the final. Leading from gun to tape, he clocked 2:28.54 for the first kilometer after two consecutive lap under 60 seconds, passing through 2000 metres in 5:07.51 and finishing in 7:40.10 (Youth All Time #5 over the distance) with a 56.95 last lap and a last 200 sprint in 27.39. Following his first Youth title he repeated his performance in September to win the Youth Commonwealth Games Championship.

On the right track, he kept running through the winter, winning the AK XC Series Jackpot over Japhet Korir, the South-Rift province Junior Championship and more recently the National XC Junior Title at Uhuru Gardens.

William Malel has a big dream: to break Daniel Komen‘s 3 000 metres World Record mark of 7:20.67. But before running such times he wants to win as many races and titles as possible.

William Malel winning the Junior race at the 2012 National XC Championship in Nairobi, February 18th, 2012.

PERSONAL BESTS: 

Distance

Time

Year

3 000m

7:40.10

2011

5 000m

14:11.7h

2011

ALL TIME TOP 5 + AVG 

Distance

3 000m

5 000m

1

7:40.10

14:11.7h

2

7:51.2h

14:24.4h

3

7:54.09

4

7:57.03

5

AVG

PROGRESSION 

Date

3 000m

Date

5 000m

08/06/2011

7:51.2h

01/04/2011

14:24.4h

10/07/2011

7:40.10

02/04/2011

14:11.7h

ANNUAL BESTS:

Year

3 000m

5 000m

2011

7:40.10

14:11.7h

2012

William Malel Sitonik of Kenya celebrates after winning the Boys 3000 meters at the World Youth Championships in Lille (France), July 10, 2011.

PERFORMANCES:

DATE

CITY

EVENT

TIME

FINISH

MARGIN

01/04/2011

Narok (KEN)

5 000M

3rd

14:24.4h

-5,2hsec

02/04/2011

Narok (KEN)

5 000M

3rd

14:11.7h

-9,3hsec

08/06/2011

Nairobi (KEN)

KCSC 3 000M

1st

7:51.2h

+0,3hsec

07/07/2011

Lille (FRA)

WYC 3 000M (H)

1st

7:54.09

+0,00sec

10/07/2011

Lille (FRA)

WYC 3 000M (F)

1st

7:40.10

+0,37sec

11/09/2011

Douglas (GBR)

CYC 3 000M

1st

7:57.03

+3,78sec

15/10/2011

Ndalat (KEN)

JXC – 4Km

1st

11:47

05/11/2011

Tala (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

1st

22:52

+3sec

12/11/2011

Eldoret(KEN)

JXC – 8Km

1st

20:16

+4sec

19/11/2011

Embu (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

2nd

23:57

-1sec

08/01/2012

Kisii (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

3rd

23:57

-12sec

22/01/2012

Eldoret (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

1st

23:03

+12sec

05/02/2012

Naivasha (KEN)

JXC – 8Km

1st

22:16

18/02/2012

Nairobi (KEN)

XC KJC – 8Km

1st

23:08

+4sec

18/03/2012

Cape Town (RSA)

AJ XC – 8Km

7th

23:42

-12sec

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; AP= Administration Police
KCSC= Kenya Colleges and Schools Championship
CYC= Commonwealth Youth Championship

Une réponse à “Promising Talent: William MALEL

  1. levi kamau ⋅

    great stuff, although daniel komen’s record is 7:20.67, not 7:20.76. other than that, great.

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