Daniel Wanjiru

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Daniel Wanjiru
2017 London Marathon - Daniel Wanjiru.jpg
Daniel Wanjiru in the 2017 London Marathon
Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru

(1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 26)

Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru (born 26 May 1992) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. He won both the 2016 Amsterdam Marathon and the 2017 London Marathon.[1][2] His personal best time for the marathon is 2:05:21, set in Amsterdam in 2016.

Early life[edit]

Wanjiru was born on 26 May 1992 in Embu County, Kenya[3] to Sally Wanjiru.[4] He received his education at Mutitu High School and graduated in 2008. He started running while at school.[5]

Wanjiru is a resident of Kirinyaga County, Kirinyaga Central Constituency, Kanyeki-ini ward.[citation needed]


Wanjiru started his career in the non-profit team Run2gether (founded by former Austrian orienteering champion Thomas Krejci)[6] winning several road races mainly in Austria and Italy.[7]

In 2016 Wanjiru won the Amsterdam Marathon in a course-record time.[8] He was twice winner of the Prague Half Marathon (2015 and 2016).

Daniel Wanjiru is not related to the late marathoner Samuel Wanjiru.[9]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2017 2017 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:05:48
2016 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:05:21
Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Half Marathon 59:20
2015 Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Half Marathon 59:51
2014 Wachau Half Marathon Wachau, Austria 1st Half Marathon 1:00:38
2013 Karlovy Vary Half Marathon Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 1st Half Marathon 1:03:04


  1. ^ Harris, Daniel (23 April 2017). "London Marathon 2017: Keitany wins women's race – live!". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Daniel Wanjiru wins the men's elite race at the London Marathon". London Evening Standard. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Daniel Wanjiru softkenya.com". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  4. ^ Ayodi, Ayumba (25 April 2017) "I met Prince William and Harry, but that won't get into my head Nation.co.ke". Retrieved 27 April 2017. Daily Nation
  5. ^ Makori, Elias; Rotich, Benard (22 April 2017). "Mark the name Daniel Wanjiru in London Marathon". Daily Nation. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ ""Run2gether", correre insieme per aiutare i bambini del Kenia". la Repubblica (in Italian). 12 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  7. ^ "I KENIANI DI "RUN2GETHER" ALLA XI CORRIBIANCO". Riviera Web (in Italian). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Wanjiru breaks Amsterdam course record". IAAF. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Display Article". trackandfieldnews.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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