Salim Kipsang

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Salim Kipsang (born 22 December 1979) is a Kenyan long-distance runner, who specializes in the 10,000 metres and marathon.

Kipsang won a silver medal over 10,000 m at the 1998 World Junior Championships in Annecy. Moving on to cross country running, he claimed victory at the 2000 edition of the Cross de Soria in Spain.[1] He competed in 10,000 m at the 2003 World Championships in Paris without finishing the race.

Among his first successes on the road was a win at the Grand Prix von Bern 10-miler in 2002. He won the Paris Marathon in 2005 with a time of 2:08:02.[2] Kipsang was the 2006 winner of the 20 van Alphen race. He finished third at the 2007 Berlin Marathon, setting a personal best of 2:07:29 hours,[3] and won the 2009 Tokyo Marathon.[4] He returned to Tokyo in both 2010 and 2011 but managed only ninth and eighth place, respectively.[5] He returned to the marathon podium in Japan at the inaugural edition of the Osaka Marathon in October 2011, placing third in a time of 2:14:18 hours.[6]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Kenya
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 2nd 10,000 m
2005 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st 2:08:02
2007 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 3rd 2:07:29
2009 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:10:27


  1. ^ Soria course profile (Spanish). Real Federación Española de Atletismo. Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  2. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2005-04-12). Kipsang and Grigorieva pull off surprises in Paris Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  3. ^ Salim Kipsang. World Marathon Majors (archived). Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  4. ^ International Herald Tribune , March 22, 2009: Tokyo Marathon Results
  5. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2011-02-27). Mekonnen triumphs in Tokyo in 2:07:35. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-27.
  6. ^ October 2011 AIMS Results. AIMS (October 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-01.