John Cheruiyot Korir

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John Cheruiyot Korir
Personal information
Born13 December 1981

John Cheruiyot Korir (born 13 December 1981) is a Kenyan athlete who specializes in long-distance running. He is known to be an athlete who often shines at trials but fails to win big competitions.[1]


He was born in Kiramwok, Bomet District. He began running in 1994, while still at primary school. He graduated from the Merigi Secondary School in 1998. He enlisted in the Kenyan Army in 2001. He is a member of the Kipsigis people, a Kalenjin sub-tribe.

John Cheruiyot Korir is not to be confused with John Kipsang Korir, who mainly competes in U.S. races. The two have competed against each other couple of times. At the 2002 Lisbon Half Marathon, Kipsang Korir was better, while Cheruiyot Korir beat his namesake at a cross country event in Kenya in 2003. At the 2005 Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, John Cheruiyot Korir was fifth in an event won by John Kipsang Korir.[2][3]

His manager is Gianni Demadonna. He is coached by Renato Canova.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 3rd Junior
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 5th 10,000 m 27:24.75
2001 World Cross Country Championships Oostende, Belgium 28th Long race
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th 10,000 m 27:58.06
2002 African Military Games Nairobi, Kenya 1st 10,000 m
Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 4th 10,000 m 27:45.83
African Championships Tunis, Tunisia 2nd 10,000 m 28:45.23
World Military Championships Tivoli, Italy 1st 10,000 m
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 6th Long race
World Championships Paris, France 5th 10,000 m 27:19.94
World Half Marathon Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 4th Half marathon 1:01:02
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 11th Long race
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 10,000 m 27:41.91
World Half Marathon Championships New Delhi, India 4th Half marathon 1:02:38
2005 World Cross Country Championships Saint-Galmier, France 9th Long race
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 4th 10,000 m 28:10.83
2007 World Military Games Hyderabad, India 1st 10,000 m 28:13.52
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4th 10,000 m 29:07.33

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