At the first World Athletics Championships 1983 in Helsinki Paul Kipkoech finished third in 5000 -meter run in 13:37,44 minutes Space 9 At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles he was in fifth 13:14,40 minutes.
In the Africa Games 1987 in the amount of Nairobi Paul Kipkoech won the 10,000 -meter run and was about 5000 meters second. In the World Cup 1987 in Rome Kipkoech ran in the 10,000 -meter run, a superior race with intermediate sprints and slow rounds. Using this tactic he wore down his opponents, and its closest competitor, the Italian Francesco Panetta had to be demolished after 7 km. Kipkoech won in 27:38,63 minutes ago Panetta, who was able to save in silver 27:48,98 just before Hansjörg Kunze from the GDR.
1985, 1987 and 1988 was Paul Kipkoech second at the World Cross Country Championships. With the Kenyan team, he won bronze in 1983, silver in 1985 and in the years 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990 gold.
At a height of 1.73 m his competition weight was 58 kg. At 32, Paul Kipkoech died from the effects of malaria.
- 3000 meters: 7:39,38 min ( 1986)
- 5000 meters: 13:14,40 min ( 1984)
- 10,000 meters: 27:38,63 min ( 1987)
- 10 - km road race: 27:31 min ( 1988)
- Marathon: 2:14:26 h (1991 )