Kenneth Cheruiyot

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Kenneth Cheruiyot (born August 2, 1974) is an athlete from Kenya who specialises in long-distance running. He is most famous for winning the Rotterdam Marathon in 2000. He finished second in the event in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he fell to ground and broke his arm after 10 kilometers of running, but still managed to finish and even grab silver.[1]


At the 1997 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cheruiyot was third, behind fellow Kenyans Shem Kororia and Moses Tanui. He represented Kenya at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, but failed to finish marathon race.

He won the Monaco Marathon in 1999, making a new race record by running 2:11:26.[2]

He was married to Nancy Lagat, an Olympic gold medalist.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1999 Monaco Marathon Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st Marathon 2:11:26
2000 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:08:22
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia Marathon DNF
2001 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:07:18
2002 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:09:43


  1. ^ "Kenyans, Japanese dominate Rotterdam Marathon". CBC Sports. April 21, 2002. Retrieved January 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ Tuirner, Chris (November 9, 2006). "Monaco Marathon, running strong ten years on – PREVIEW". IAAF. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bungei, Jebet strike gold". The Standard. August 24, 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2008. [dead link]

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