Ri Kyong-chol

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Ri Kyong-chol
Chosŏn'gŭl 리경철
Revised Romanization I Gyeongcheol
McCune–Reischauer Ri Kyŏngch'ŏl
This is a Korean name; the family name is Ri.

Ri Kyong-chol (born 8 March 1979) is a North Korean long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. His personal best time is 2:11:36 hours, achieved at the 2005 Pyongyang Marathon.[1]

He finished 32nd at the 2005 World Championships.[1] He also finished fourteenth in the half marathon at the 2003 Summer Universiade,[2] ninth at the 2006 Asian Games and won the 2005 and 2006 Pyongyang Marathon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  North Korea
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 14th Half marathon 1:07:05
2005 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:11:36
2006 Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang, North Korea 1st Marathon 2:13:15


  1. ^ a b Ri Kyong-chol profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Summer Universiade Daegu 2003, Results" (PDF). FISU. Retrieved 13 May 2009.