Rodgers Rop

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Rodgers Rop 2006 in Schortens

Rodgers Rop (born 16 February 1976) is a long-distance runner from Kenya.

In 2002, Rop won both the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon. He joined an exclusive club of men who have won both races: Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Ibrahim Hussein and Joseph Chebet (see also List of winners of the Boston Marathon and List of winners of the New York City Marathon.

Rop tried to defend his Boston and New York titles in 2003 but finished 7th and 2nd respectively. In 2006 he improved his personal best to 2:07:34, when he finished 6th at the London Marathon.

In 2007 he won the Hamburg Marathon in 2:07:32, one second ahead of Wilfred Kigen, setting again a personal best.

Like many other Kenyan athletes, Rop works as a police officer in the offseason. After winning Boston in 2002, Rop received not only the winner's $80,000 check but also gifts of five sheep and two cows from the people of his native village. He also named his newborn son "Boston".[1]

Rogers Rop comes from Kapsabet, Kenya. He is married and has two children

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2001 New York City Marathon New York, United States 3rd Marathon 2:09:51
2002 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:09:02
New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st Marathon 2:08:07
2004 Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half marathon 59:49
2007 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 1st Marathon 2:07:32

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