Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba

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Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Kenya Kenya
IAAF World Road Running Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Debrecen 20 km

Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba (born February 2, 1984 in Kaptul, Marakwet District) is a Kenyan long-distance track, and road running athlete.

Biography[edit]

He started running while at Hossen Primary School. Kipchumba won the junior race at the 2000 World Cross Country Championships in Vilamoura finishing in 22:49. Later that year in Santiago de Chile he won the gold medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics when he finished the 10,000 m in 28:54.37. In 2001 and 2002 his running was hampered by injuries. He was recruited by Kenyan Army in 2002. He won the Stramilano half marathon in 2004.[1]

On 8 October 2006 he won the silver medal at the World Road Running Championships. He set a Kenyan national record of 56:41 minutes for the 20 km distance. He won the Lisbon Half Marathon in 2007 with a time of 1:00.31.[2]

He made his marathon debut at the 2009 Rotterdam Marathon, finishing eighth and setting a time of 2:09:54 hours.[3] He won the 2011 Xiamen Marathon with a course record of 2:08:07, in spite of poor weather conditions.[4] His second race of the year came at the Lisbon Half Marathon in March and he came fourth in the fast-paced race.[5]

He is managed by Gianni Demadonna and coached by Renato Canova. Kipchumba has a 4-acre (16,000 m2) farm in Trans-Nzoia District. He is married with two children (as of 2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stramilano Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Kibet edges Kwambai as both clock 2:04:27 - Rotterdam Marathon report". IAAF. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Cartier, Cyrille (2 January 2011). "Kipchumba breaks course record at Xiamen Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Fernandes, Antonio Manuel (20 March 2011). "Tadese blazes 58:30 in Lisbon, second fastest Half Marathon ever". IAAF. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 

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