Peter Kamais

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Peter Kamais (born 7 November 1976) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in road running events.

He was the winner at the Oeiras International Cross Country and Almond Blossom Cross Country races in 2006,[1] but it was at the Cursa de Bombers 10K where he established himself, taking consecutive wins in 2006 and 2007. He knocked almost a minute of the course record in 2006 as he crossed the line with a time of 27:29 minutes.[2]

In 2009, he came seventh at the Berlin Half Marathon,[3] going on to win at the Paderborn Easter Run, and then running one of the fastest times of the year at the Tilburg 10K, which he won in 27:09 minutes.[4][5] This ranked him as the fourth fastest ever over the distance at the time.[6]

He upset the predictions for the 2010 New York City Half Marathon, taking the men's title with his first time under an hour (59:53 minutes) and beating opposition including Haile Gebrselassie and Moses Kigen Kipkosgei.[7] Kamais came second to Gebre Gebremariam at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in Central Park in May.[8] He was invited to the 2010 New York City Marathon later that year and he completed his debut over the distance with a time of 2:14:59 hours for twelfth place.[9] He returned to the New York Half in March 2011, but a clash with Galen Rupp upset his run and he ended the race in fifth place.[10] He repeated that placing at the 2011 Beijing Marathon and set a personal best time of 2:12:58 hours in the process.[11]

Kamis set a new personal best time in the 2012 Xiamen International Marathon, winning the race in a course record of 2:07:37.[12]


  1. ^ Fernandes, Antonio Manuel (2006-11-12). Inzikuru and Kamais dominate IAAF XC in Oeiras. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  2. ^ Peter Kamais pulveriza el récord de la Cursa dels Bombers . Marca (2006-04-09). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  3. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2009-04-05). In debut, Kipyego takes Berlin Half Marathon in 59:34. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  4. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2009-04-12). Mikitenko takes Paderborn and is ready for London. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  5. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2009-09-06). Super fast Kamais 27:09 and Tufa 31:15 win over 10km in Tilburg. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  6. ^ Toplists 10Km. IAAF (2011). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  7. ^ Kamais and Yamauchi Triumph at NYC Half-Marathon. NYRR/IAAF (2010-03-21). Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  8. ^ Gebremariam clocks Central Park 10Km record. IAAF (2010-05-15). Retrieved on 2010-06-08.
  9. ^ Men's Top Finishers. New York Road Runners. Retrieved on 2011-03-19.
  10. ^ Farah triumphs in Half Marathon debut in New York. IAAF (2011-03-20). Retrieved on 2011-03-20.
  11. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2011-10-16). Kiprop and Wei Xiaojie triumph in Beijing. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-17.
  12. ^ Kamais Peter & Ashu Kasim claim titles of 2012 Xiamen Int'l Marathon. Whats On Xiamen (2012-01-07). Retrieved on 2012-01-07.

External links[edit]