Geoffrey Kirui

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Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui
20161016 Amsterdam Marathon - Geoffrey Kirui.jpg
Kirui in 2016
Personal information
Nationality Kenyan
Born (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 25)
Sport
Country Kenya
Sport Long distance runner
Event(s) Marathon

Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui (Born 16 February 1993) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in cross country running competitions, track and road races up to the marathon.

Junior career[edit]

Kirui won gold in the 10,000 metres at the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships.[1]

He won bronze in the men's 10,000 metres at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[1]

Senior career[edit]

At the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, he finished 15th in the senior men's race.[1]

Kirui won the 2017 Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds.[2] It was his third marathon.[3]

Kirui participated in the 2017 World Championships held in London, winning the gold in the Marathon, with a time of 2:08:27.[4][5]

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Time Location Date
3000 Metres 7:42.26 Doha (Hamad Bin Suhaim) 10 MAY 2013
5000 Metres 13:16.68 Eugene (Hayward Field), OR 01 JUN 2013
10,000 Metres 26:55.73 Bruxelles (Boudewijnstadion) 16 SEP 2011
10 Kilometres 27:53 New Delhi 29 NOV 2015
15 Kilometres 42:43 Yangzhou 19 APR 2015
20 Kilometres 56:23 New Delhi 29 NOV 2015
Half Marathon 59:38 New Delhi 29 NOV 2015
25 Kilometres 1:13:42 Chicago, IL 12 OCT 2014
30 Kilometres 1:28:48 Chicago, IL 12 OCT 2014
Marathon 2:06:27 Amsterdam 16 OCT 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jenna Lemoncelli. "Who Is Geoffrey Kirui? 5 Things To Know About The Boston Marathon Men's Winner". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  2. ^ 3:23 PM ET. "Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya swept the men's and women's races at the Boston Marathon". Espn.com. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  3. ^ "The Best Moments of the 2017 Boston Marathon | Runner's World". Runnersworld.com. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  4. ^ "Marathon Men − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 Aug 2017.
  5. ^ "World Championships 2017: Callum Hawkins fourth as Geoffrey Kirui wins marathon". bbc.com. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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