Sammy Korir

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Sammy Korir (born December 12, 1971) is a long distance runner from Kenya.

Biography[edit]

In 2008 Korir became the first man to run ten marathons faster than the time of 2:09 hours, by finishing third in Dubai Marathon with a time of 2:08:34. The race was won by Haile Gebrselassie, who narrowly failed to break the world record held by himself.[1]

Marathon achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
April 20, 1996 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 3rd 2:08:02
December 15, 1996 Cancún Marathon Cancún, Mexico 1st 2:12:33
November 1, 1998 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 2:08:13
May 2, 1999 Turin Marathon Turin, Italy 1st 2:08:27
April 22, 2001 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 3rd 2:08:14
February 3, 2002 Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu/Ōita, Japan 1st 2:11:45
June 2, 2002 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon San Diego, California, United States 1st 2:09:02
October 20, 2002 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 2:08:10
September 28, 2003 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 2nd 2:04:56
April 18, 2004 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 2nd 2:06:49
October 9, 2005 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 9th 2:10:53
February 12, 2006 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 3rd 2:10:07
April 9, 2006 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st 2:06:38
March 16, 2008 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, South Korea 1st 2:07:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sammy Korir becomes first man to run 10 sub-2:09 marathons". IAAF. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

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