Evans Cheruiyot

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Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot
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Cheruiyot during 2008 Chicago Marathon
Personal information
Born (1982-05-10) May 10, 1982 (age 35)
Kapkoi village, Keiyo District, Kenya
Country  Kenya
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 10,000 m: 27:29
Half marathon: 59:05
Marathon: 2:06:25

Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot (born May 10, 1982, Kapkoi village, Keiyo District) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon.[1] He started out as a half marathon runner, taking wins in Rotterdam and Nairobi, and won his debut marathon race in Milan in 2007. He won the Chicago Marathon in 2008, running a personal best of 2:06:25 hours.

Cheruiyot has also represented Kenya internationally and was the bronze medallist at the 2007 IAAF World Road Running Championships.


A mechanic by training, Cheruiyot is the seventh-born of a family of nine. After graduating from Kapkoi Primary School, in Rift Valley Province's Keiyo District, he took a mechanical engineering and driving course upon joining the National Youth Service (NYS). With the NYS, he started running. He began his competitive career in October 2004 with a third-place finish in a 10,000 metres race after completing his program in NYS. Four weeks later, he won his debut in the half marathon at the Standard Chartered Nairobi race with a time of 1:04:24. After competing in several cross-country competitions in France, he won his second half marathon race, the Humarathon, in April 2005. He ran in several other races in 2005 until he got stranded in France along with 14 teammates without money, food and shelter in December until the Kenyan embassy rescued them.[1]

In 2006, he ran a sub one-hour half marathon in a second-place finish at the Berlin Half Marathon,[2] and he was a nationally ranked runner according to Running Times.[3] His 2006 half marathon time ranked him in the top ten of all-time.[4]

At the 2007 IAAF World Road Running Championships he finished third and was part of the Kenyan team that won the team race.[5] He won the 2007 Rotterdam Half Marathon and made his full marathon debut later that year, taking victory at the Milan Marathon in December.[6] He had previously beaten elite fields and runners such as namesake Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot.[7][8] In his second outing over the full distance, he won the Chicago Marathon held on October 12, 2008 with a time of 2:06:25.[6][9]

His 2009 season was less successful – he was eighth at the Boston Marathon and then fifth at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan.[10] A serious injury ruled him out of competitive running for the latter half of 2009 and all of 2010. He made his comeback at the 2011 Dubai Marathon and demonstrated a return to form by finishing as the runner-up behind David Barmasai with a time of 2:08:17.[11]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2007 Milan Marathon Milan, Italy 1st Marathon 2:09:16
2008 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 1st Marathon 2:06:25


  1. ^ a b Wokabi, James and Mutwiri Mutuota (October 10, 2007). "Focus on Athletes - Evans Kiprop CHERUIYOT". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kosegi Sets Pace In Half-Marathon". The Boston Globe. Newsbank. April 3, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Runners to watch". Portland Press Herald. Newsbank. August 4, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ Robertson, Dale (January 16, 2007). "Hall wows running world - Half-marathon feat draws notice; Houston organizers hope for boost in future prize money". Houston Chronicle. Newsbank. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ IAAF, October 14, 2007: Tadese successfully defends in Udine – Men's Race Report
  6. ^ a b "Kenya's Cheruiyot captures Chicago Marathon in his race debut". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 12, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ Macharia, David (January 27, 2007). "Evans Cheruiyot proves more than a match for Robert Cheruiyot in Eldoret". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "African newcomers win San Blás honors". The San Juan Star. Newsbank. February 5, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Chicago Marathon 2008". Chicago Tribune. October 12, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  10. ^ Cheruiyot Evans. Marathon Info. Retrieved on January 21, 2011.
  11. ^ Butcher, Pat (January 21, 2011). Barmasai and Mergia fight headwind to take Dubai Marathon wins. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-21.

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