Ibrahim Hussein (runner)

Ibrahim Hussein ( Hussein Ibrahim Kipkemboi; born June 3, 1958 in Kapsabet ) is a former Kenyan marathon runner.

Hussein studied in the early 1980s at the University of New Mexico and was active in their sports team as a middle-distance runner. After graduating, he continued to live in Albuquerque and trained now for the long haul.

His first big success was the victory at Greifenseelauf 1985. During the same year he won the Honolulu Marathon, he decided in the next two years speak for themselves. His time of 1986 ( 2:11:43 h) should remain for 18 years track record. In 1986, he finished fourth at the New York City Marathon, and in 1987 he became the first African runner who triumphed in this race.

The following year, he always wore, also was the first African, with a time of 2:08:43 in the list of winners of the Boston Marathon one. His margin Juma Ikangaa was one second; it was the scarcest until then finish in the history of this race. Hussein's success ushered in a still ongoing era in which athletes from the black continent, the major marathons dominate.

He was fourth in Boston and second in Honolulu in 1989. In 1991, he won his second victory in Boston and was third in New York. In 1992 he won in Boston with his personal best of 2:08:14 h; it was the second fastest time of the year.

Twice he took part in the Olympic Games: Seoul 1988, he did not reach the goal in Barcelona in 1992, he finished in 37th place.

After his athletic career, he established himself as a coach and businessman in Eldoret.

Ibrahim Hussein's younger brother Mbarak Kipkorir Hussein is also a successful marathon runner.