Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot

Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot
Personal information
Born(1978-09-26) 26 September 1978 (age 38)
Kapsabet, Kenya
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)10,000 metres: 27:48
Half Marathon: 1:00:05
Marathon: 2:07:14


Robert “Mwafrika” Kipkoech Cheruiyot (given birth to Sept 26, 1978 in Kapsabet, Kenya), sometimes referred to as Omar Ahmed, is a Kenyan marathon runner and may be the previous record holder and four-time champion from the Boston Marathon.

Early career

Cheruiyot trained jogging while at college, but was struggling to pay out school costs and became a higher college drop out. He finished up functioning at a barber store in Mosoriot, but could not buy meals along with his low income. Later he were able to gain access to Moses Tanui's schooling camp in Kaptagat. Shortly thereafter he produced a discovery by winning an area 10K competition in 2001 and going for international tournaments.Cheruiyot won the Roma-Ostia About half Marathon in March 2002. His marathon debut, Milan Marathon in Dec 2002 noticed three best finishers - Cheruiyot, Mike Rotich and Daniele Caimmi all publishing once, 2:08:59 hours, but Cheruiyot surfaced the champion. Cheruiyot also gained the Saint Silvester Street Race by the end of 2002, the initial among three.

Major marathons

He won the Boston Marathon in 2003, 2006, 2007 & most recently in 2008. His 2006 Boston completing period of 2:07:14 broke a Boston marathon training course record established by Cosmas Ndeti that acquired lasted 12 years. His record was damaged in the 2010 Boston Marathon by Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (unrelated) using a completing period of 2:05:52.He finished 4th in the 2005 NY Marathon and 2nd in this year's 2009 NY Marathon. He wanted to earn another name in Boston in 2005 aswell but only completed 5th that yr.During his earn at Chicago in 2006, Cheruiyot didn't actually break the tape at the final range. He slipped by the end and crossed the final range as he slipped forward producing him the champion. It had been ruled that he do cross the final line in doing this. He wounded his mind against the bottom in the fall and needed to be helped through the course inside a wheelchair. He experienced a mind contusion and premiered from a healthcare facility after two times of observation. His period of 2:07:35 was five mere seconds quicker than 2nd-place finisher Daniel Njenga. The earn in Chicago remaining him near the top of the 2006 Globe Marathon Majors standings and earned its grand reward.In 2007 Cheruiyot defended his title and received his third Boston Marathon with the official period of 2:14:13. Fellow Kenyans had been second and third. It had been the 15th amount of time in the final 17 years a Kenyan offers earned the Boston marathon nonetheless it was also the slowest Boston Marathon since 1977 as joggers faced cool headwinds gusting up to 50 kilometers each hour. Cheruiyot also earned $100,000 for the triumph and gained a substantial business lead in the Globe Marathon Majors series.On Apr 21, 2008, he won his fourth Boston Marathon name with a period of 2:07:45, building him the 1st four-time winner in the men's open up division since Expenses Rodgers (fellow Kenyan Catherine Ndereba recorded her fourth win in 2005).In Apr 2009 Cheruiyot started the Boston Marathon but didn't finish and was delivered to the hospital.He is never to end up being confused with Robert Kiprotich Cheruiyot or Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, who are both also Kenyan marathon joggers.


Year Competition Place Position Event Records Representing  Kenya 2001 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 10th Marathon 2:10:41 Reims Marathon Reims, France 1st Marathon 2:13:17 2002 Milan Marathon Milan, Italy 1st Marathon 2:08:59 Paris Marathon Paris, France 4th Marathon 2:09:39 2003 Boston Marathon Boston, USA 1st Marathon 2:10:11 2006 Boston Marathon Boston, USA 1st Marathon 2:07:14 Chicago Marathon Chicago, USA 1st Marathon 2:07:35 2007 Boston Marathon Boston, USA 1st Marathon 2:14:13 2008 Boston Marathon Boston, USA 1st Marathon 2:07:45

See also

Set of winners from the Boston Marathon