Nicholas Kemboi (born 1983)
Nicholas Kemboi (born November 25, 1983 in Kericho) is an athlete from Qatar who specialises in long-distance running. Unlike many other Kenyan-born athletes, he kept his name when changing affiliation to the Middle Eastern country. He is the fourth fastest man of all time at 10,000 meters, with a personal best of 26:30.03 set in 2003 at the young age of 20. He was the silver medallist in the event at the 2009 Asian Athletics Championships.
He made a step up to the marathon distance in 2011, running a best of 2:08:01 hours at the Valencia Marathon. He was twelve minutes slower at the Istanbul Marathon in 2012, but earned his first victory in 2013 with a win at the Prague Marathon in 2:08:51 hours.
|2001||World Cross Country Championships||Oostende, Belgium||4th||Junior race|
|2002||World Cross Country Championships||Dublin, Ireland||7th||Junior race|
|2003||World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||7th||5000 m|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||9th||10,000 m|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||DNF||10,000 metres|
|2009||World Championships||Guangzhou, China||2nd||10,000 metres|
- 800 metres - 1:46.65 min (2006)
- 1500 metres - 3:45.00 min (2001)
- 3000 metres - 7:50.99 min (2005)
- 5000 metres - 13:01.14 min (2003)
- 10,000 metres - 26:30.03 min (2003)
- 8 kilometres - 22:52 min (2002)
- 15 kilometres - 43:56 min (2003)
- Half marathon - 1:02:10 hrs (2005)
- Marathon – 2:08:01 hrs (2011)
- Wenig, Jörg (2013-05-12). Kemboi and Rotich claim good wins in Prague Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-05-13.
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