James Koskei

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James Koskei (born 23 November 1968 in Eldoret) is a Kenyan runner.

At the 1999 World Cross Country Championships he finished fifth in the short race, earning a place on the Kenyan team that won the team competition.[1]

Nowadays he runs marathons. His personal record, 2:14:02, was run at the 2007 Dubai Marathon where he placed 9th. At the 2007 Boston Marathon, he finished 4th.

He is a former football player. He started running in 1995 when he joined the Kenyan Army. He is married to Joyce and has three children.[2]

He trains with Kimbia Athletics and is coached by Dieter Hogen.

He is not to be confused with James Kiplagat Kosgei (born 1984), another Kenyan runner.[3]


  1. ^ 1999 World Cross Country Championships - men's short race Archived 2007-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Boston Marathon website
  3. ^ "IAAF: James Kosgei CHEPTUIYON | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02.