Robert Cheseret

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Robert Cheseret
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Robert Cheseret in 2010
Personal information
Born (1983-10-08) October 8, 1983 (age 31)
Kapsabet, Nandi District, Kenya
Sport Long-distance running

Robert Cheseret, (born October 8, 1983) is a Kenyan-born long-distance runner.[1][2][3][4][5] He is the younger brother of Bernard Lagat. Cheseret won the 2011 NACAC Cross Country Championships.[6]

Cheseret enrolled at the University of Arizona, majoring in business.[7] He was the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Pac-10 Champion and runner of the year.[8] Cheseret became the first Pac-10 athlete to earn Track Athlete of the Year honors three times. He successfully defended his Pac-10 titles in 5000 meters (13:47.50) and 10,000 meters (30:32.92). He also added a Pac-10 title in 1500 meters (3:41.88) to give him a total of eight Pac-10 titles during his career – the most ever by a Pac-10 track and field athlete.

In his junior year he defended his Pac-10 title when he finished in 23:57 (8000 meter run) to become the second Arizona runner, and ninth runner in Pac-10 history, to win back-to-back conference titles. Cheseret went on to capture the NCAA West Regional individual crown (with 30:03 for the 10,000 meter) and was the Pac-10's top finisher at the NCAA Championships with a tenth-place finish (29:51 for the 10,000 meter).[9][10][11][12][13]

He joined the U.S. Army in 2009, training in the army's World Class Athlete Program to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. This put in place the steps towards gaining U.S. citizenship.[14]


  1. ^ "History: 2007".
  2. ^ 2007 Run Down Crime 5k – Overall Results.
  3. ^ Jere Longman (May 19, 2008) In a Running Family, Someone Had to Be First. The New York Times
  4. ^ New Pole Vault Record For Erin Kinnear. January 28, 2007
  5. ^ "Sports – Carlsbad 5000 results. Elite Top Finishers". April 2, 2007
  6. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (February 20, 2011). USA and Canada trade honours at NACAC XC Championships. IAAF. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  7. ^ Greg Hansen (September 14, 2007). "Opinion by Greg Hansen : UA's Li finding his stride amid Olympic trials". Arizona Daily Star.
  8. ^ 2006 Pac-10 Track and Field Honors Announced. June 19, 2006
  9. ^ Faces In The Crowd. Sports Illustrated. May 29, 2006
  10. ^ "Arizona Daily Wildcat – Robert Cheseret earns Pacific 10 Conference athlete of year honors – Friday, December 2, 2005". December 2, 2005.
  11. ^ Arizona's Chesert and Stanford's Lambie Named Cross Country Athletes of the Year. December 1, 2005
  12. ^ Helen Yim (December 4, 2005) "ID forgers face tougher law".
  13. ^ Sara Bei, Michael Robertson Win NCAA West Regional Titles. May 27, 2005
  14. ^ Chris Nickinson (June 26, 2009) "News – Robert Cheseret joing US Army, becoming US Citizen".

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