Participants

Jonathan Muia NDIKU

Jonathan Muia NDIKU
    Athletics
Birth Date:  18 Sep 1991
Place of Birth:  Machakos
Country of birth:  KEN
Age:  26
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  58

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 10,000m 8

Jonathan Muia NDIKU - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 21:10
Gold Medal Event Men's 10,000m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 3000m Steeplechase 1 8:10.44

Reason: Took up the sport as a way of making a living. (iaaf.org, 14 Jul 2008)
Hero: (Athlete) Kenenisa BEKELE (iaaf.org 14 July 2008)
Additional information

DEFENDING CHAMP
Caused a major suprise when beating pre-event favourite, Ezekiel KEMBOI (KEN), to take steeplechase gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. "The competition gave me sleepless nights, knowing too well that I had to take on Olympic champion KEMBOI (KEN) and (Jairus) BIRECH (KEN). In sheer agony of soul searching, I approached KEMBOI for advice, who told me to gather courage and build self-confidence. And that’s what I banked on." (standardmedia.co.ke, 2 Aug 2014)


OUTSTANDING JUNIOR
Landed back-to-back 3000m steeplechase gold medals at the 2008 and 2010 World U20 Championships. Also crowned 2009 African junior champ. (africanathletics.org, 26 Jul 2010)


TECHNIQUE
Kenyan national steeplechase coach, Boniface TEREN, set about improving his poor technique ahead of the 2008 World U20 Championships. It worked, as he won gold and dropped his personal best of 8:29 to 8:17.28 in the final. (iaaf.org, 14 Jul 2008)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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