Japhet Kosgei

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Japhet Kosgei (born December 20, 1968) is a retired long-distance runner from Kenya, who won several marathons during his career, including the 1999 edition of the Rotterdam Marathon and 2006 Belgrade Marathon. His personal best is 2:07:09. He won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1999.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1998 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 1st Marathon 2:11:27
1999 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:07:09
Lisbon Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half marathon 1:00.01
2000 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:07:15
2001 New York City Marathon New York, United States 2nd Marathon 2:09:19
2003 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:07:39
2006 Belgrade Marathon Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro 1st Marathon 2:10:54


  1. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners Retrieved 5 January 2009.