Samson Ramadhani

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Samson Ramadhani
Samson Ramadhani (Tanzania) - London 2012 Mens Marathon.jpg
Samson Ramadhani in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born (1982-12-25) December 25, 1982 (age 32)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Country  Tanzania
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Coached by Zacharia Gwandu
Updated on 23 July 2012.

Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi (born 25 December 1982 in Singida) is a Tanzanian marathon runner. He was the gold medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games that took place in Melbourne, Australia with the result at 2:11:29.

In 2003 he participated three marathons: He won the Beppu Oita Marathon, was fifth at the London Marathon (time 2:08:01, still his personal best) and was 15th at the World Championships in Paris.

He finished 40th at the 2004 Olympic Games, and 5th at the 2005 World Championships.

In 2007 he won the Lake Biwa Marathon and competed at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka finishing 25th. At the 2008 Olympic marathon he finished 55th, and 66th at the 2012 Men's marathon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Tanzania
2003 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st Marathon 2:09:24
World Championships Paris, France 15th Marathon 2:11:21
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 40th Marathon 2:20:38
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 1st Marathon 2:11:29
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 25th Marathon 2:25:51
Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:10:43
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 55th Marathon 2:25:03