Cyrus Njui

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Cyrus Gichobi Njui (born 11 February 1986) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in road running competitions.

Njui initially competed in the steeplechase and the 10,000 metres. He moved to Japan at a young age and studied at Ryutsu Keizai University. In 2006 he won the Sapporo Half Marathon (running for Nissan Motors) and was part of the winning Kenyan team at the International Chiba Ekiden.[1][2]

In 2010 he won both the Sapporo Half Marathon and the Hokkaido Marathon, recording a time of 2:11:22 hours at the latter event (the second fastest in the history of the race).[3][4] He improved his marathon best to 2:09:10 hours to take fifth place at the 2011 Tokyo Marathon and defended his Sapporo title in June.[5][6]

Njui received an 8-month doping ban as a result of a failed drug test at the 2015 Hokkaido Marathon.[7]


  1. ^ Nakamura, Ken (23 November 2006). "Kenya dominate at Chiba Ekiden". IAAF. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Nakamura, Ken (9 July 2006). "Noguchi wins in Sapporo as Ndereba's challenge never materializes". IAAF. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Nakamura, Ken (4 July 2010). "Njui and Kano take Sapporo Half Marathon titles". IAAF. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Nakamura, Ken (29 August 2010). "Njui and Hara win sweltering Hokkaido Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Nakamura, Ken (3 July 2011). "Njui and Kiplagat win in Sapporo". IAAF. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Nakamura, Ken (27 February 2011). "Mekonnen triumphs in Tokyo in 2:07:35". IAAF. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Positive cases in athletics Sanctioned according to information received by the IAAF as of 19 February 2016. IAAF. Retrieved 25 February 2016.

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