Peter Kimeli Some

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Peter Kimeli Some (born 5 June 1990) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in road running events, including the marathon. Some has a marathon best of 2:05:38 hours and a half marathon best of 1:00:21 hours. He won the 2013 Paris Marathon and the 2012 Brighton Marathon. He is the son of former runner Some Muge and the brother of Matthew Kisorio.


Some grew up in a family with a strong history of athletics: his father Some Muge was Kenya's first ever medallist at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He followed in his father's footsteps in distance running, as did his older brother Matthew Kisorio and younger brother Nicholas Kipchirchir Togom.[1] Some made his international debut in 2008 at the age of seventeen and won his first medal by coming eighth in the junior race of the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, helping Kenya to the junior team title alongside his brother Kisorio.[2] The following year he set a 10,000 metres track best of 28:10.8 minutes and took the bronze medal in that event at the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships.[3]

From the 2010 season onwards he transitioned towards longer road races. In his first road race outside Kenya, and his half marathon debut, he took the title at the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon.[4] Two months after he won the Nice Half Marathon with a run of 1:01:34 hours.[5] In September he equalled that time for a fourth-place finish at the Philadelphia Distance Run (a race won by his older brother).[6] A debut over the full marathon distance followed a month later at the Venice Marathon and he finished eighth but was some distance behind the winner with his time of 2:15:16 hours.[7] He had two outings over that distance in 2011: he came third at the Maratona di Sant'Antonio in Padua with a best of 2:10:16 hours and placed fourth at the Košice Peace Marathon.[8]

Some's first marathon victory came in 2012 at the Brighton Marathon, where he beat the previous course record by over four minutes with his run of 2:12:03 hours.[9] Controversy struck his family that year as his brother Matthew Kisorio tested positive for steroids at the national championships and Kisorio admitted to doping, saying that doctors systemically doped athletes in the country.[10] Some were unaffected by the situation and in October he improved his marathon best by three and a half minutes at the high profile Frankfurt Marathon, coming in fourth place.[11]

He began 2013 in strong form, winning the Discovery Half Marathon in Eldoret,[12] then improving his best to 1:00:21 at the Lisbon Half Marathon, where he was second to Bernard Koech.[13] These served as his build-up to the Paris Marathon and he surprised the field by surging ahead of race favourite Tadese Tola and taking the title with a significant personal best of 2:05:38 hours.[14]


  1. ^ Mutuota, Mutwiri (2011-05-11). Like father, like son, like brother. Capital FM Sports. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  2. ^ Powell, David (2008-03-30). World Junior 10,000m champion makes up for Mombasa 'dnf'. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  3. ^ African Junior Championships 2009. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  4. ^ Zorzi, Alberto (2010-02-28). Kimeli and Timbilil battle the winds to take Roma Ostia titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  5. ^ 2010 Nice Half Marathon. Nice Half Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  6. ^ Defar clocks 1:07:44 in Half Marathon debut in Philadelphia. IAAF (2010-09-20). Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  7. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-10-24). Kenya and Ethiopia share honours in Venice Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  8. ^ Peter Some. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  9. ^ 2012 Brighton Marathon. Brighton Marathon. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  10. ^ Phillips, Mitch (2012-08-11). Suspended Kenyan says doping is common. The Independent. Retrieved on 2012-09-02.
  11. ^ Butcher, Pat (2012-10-28). Patience pays for Makau in Frankfurt, debut win for Melkamu. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  12. ^ Lagat, Copperfield (2013-02-03). Kimeli fastest in Discovery Half Marathon. The Nation. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  13. ^ Fernandes, António Manuel (2013-03-24). A lonely Koech and a smart Kiplagat take victory in Lisbon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.
  14. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2013-04-07). Tadese breaks course record in Paris as Some smashes PB. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-04-07.

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