Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai

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Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai
Not to be confused with Hellen Kimaiyo.

Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai (born 28 December 1977) is a Kenyan marathon runner.

She started out in cross country running and was fourth in the junior race at the 1993 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, taking the team gold medal with Kenya in a perfect score. She set a course record time of 1:05:28 hours to win the 20 Kilomètres de Paris in 2000.[1]

Her personal best time is 2:25:53 hours, achieved in April 2003 winning the Hamburg Marathon. Her first senior international competition came at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, where she finished ninth for Kenya in the marathon. She also won the 2005 Milan Marathon and 2007 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon. She represented Kenya in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics but finished in 25th position.

She finished second at the 2009 Berlin Half Marathon.[2] She took victory at the Vienna City Marathon, completing the course in a time of 2:31:08.[3] She ran at the Frankfurt Marathon in October 2010, but only managed ninth place.[4] Her two marathon outings of 2011 were a fifth-place finish at the Madrid Marathon and third place at the Baltimore Marathon.[5] She won the Rome City Marathon in 2012.[6]

She has four children with her husband Kenneth Kibet.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 14th (h) 1500m 4:23.79
2000 Rome City Marathon Rome, Italy 3rd Marathon 2:33:47
2003 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 1st Marathon 2:25:53
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th Marathon 2:26:14
Milan Marathon Milan, Italy 1st Marathon 2:28:49
2007 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon San Diego, United States 1st Marathon 2:32:40
2010 Vienna Marathon Vienna, Austria 1st Marathon 2:31:08
2012 Rome Marathon Rome, Italy 1st Marathon 2:31:11
2012 Gold Coast Marathon Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 3rd Marathon 2:36:44[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Festou, Michel et al (11 October 2011). Paris 20 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ "In debut, Kipyego takes Berlin Half Marathon in 59:34". IAAF. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Beating the winds, Sugut and Kimutai take Vienna Marathon titles". IAAF. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Andy (31 October 2010). "Fast Kenyan double in Frankfurt; 2:04:57 and 2:23:25". IAAF. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "2011 Women's Marathon". IAAF. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Sampaolo, Diego (19 March 2012). "Kanda and Kimutai take comfortable victories in Rome". IAAF. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon". GoldCoast.com. 1 July 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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