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CALEB MWANGANGI NDIKU
DATE OF BIRTH:

09 October 1992

GENDER:

Male

DISCIPLINES:

1500m
One Mile
3000m
5000m

Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku, born in Machakos, is a Kenyan middle and long distance runner. Caleb, the son of a Javelin thrower; David Ndiku, decided not to follow his father and focused on running instead.

 

He began his career in domestic Cross country running competitions at the Athletics Kenya series meeting in Meru where he was fifth in the junior men’s race at the age of sixteen.He was selected for the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics with a personal best run in the 1500m race at the Kenyan youth trials. At the championships in Brixen, he ran 3:38.42 to win a silver medal behind compatriot Gideon Kiage Mageka. Ndiku returned to  Kenyan cross country circuit at the end of the year, and finished fourth at another Athletics Kenya series race in Nairobi.

Ndiku earned himself a place on the Kenyan junior men’s team for the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Chsmpionships with a third place finish in the junior race at the Kenya National Cross Country Championships. In the world junior men’s race in Bydfoszcz the following month, he formed part of the leading pack before quickening the pace to establish a significant lead. He won the junior title and also headed the Kenyan runners to the team gold as the country grabbed the top four spots. Ndiku took his second title of the year at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where he ran a personal best of 3:37.30 minutes to win the 1500 m world junior crown. He won the Most Promising Kenyan Sportsman of the Year award at the end that December.

He began competing in senior competitions the following year and was runner-up at the Trofeo Alasport cross country in March, second only to the newly elected world champion Imane Merga. On 27 July 2014. Ndiku won the final 5000 meter race at the  2014 Commonwealth Games.

  PerformancePlace Date
Outdoor1500m 3:29.50 Monaco 19 JUL 2013
One Mile 3:49.77 Eugene, OR04 JUN 2011
3000m 7:30.99Stockholm 17 AUG 2012
5000m 13:01.71 Eugene, OR31 MAY 2014
Indoor1500m 3:36.8 Stockholm (Globe Arena) 06 FEB 2014
One Mile 3:52.66 Fayetteville, AR 11 FEB 2012
3000m 7:31.66Stockholm21 FEB 2013
  Rank Mark PlaceDate
1500m13th IAAF World Junior Championships 13:37.30 Moncton22 JUL 2010
6th IAAF World Youth Championships 23:38.42 Bressanone 12 JUL 2009
3000mIAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 17:54.94 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 09 MAR 2014
Junior Race38th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 122:07Bydgoszcz28 MAR 2010

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