Cosmas Ndeti

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Cosmas Ndeti (born November 24, 1971) is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon. He was the winner of the 1993, 1994, and 1995 races. He set the course record in 1994 with a time of 2:07:15, which was also the best marathon performance in 1994.[1] That course record stood for 12 years until it was broken by one second when Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, a fellow Kenyan, won the 2006 race.

He received a three-month ban for doping, after failing a test for ephedrine at the 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. This made him the first doping ban case in Kenyan history.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1st 20 km road run 59:42
1992 World Half Marathon Championships Newcastle, United Kingdom 4th Half marathon 1:01:34
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany Marathon DNF
Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:09:33
1994 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:07:15
1995 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:09:22
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yearly Rankings- Marathon ARRS. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ The Doping menace is deeply entrenched in Kenyan sports. The Star. Retrieved 2018-04-10.

External links[edit]

  • Cosmas Ndeti at IAAF
  • Cosmas Ndeti
  • Cosmos Ndeti
  • Joshua Hammer. "God, Boston, Country". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.