Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot ( born August 10, 1988 in Bomet, Rift Valley Province) is a Kenyan marathon runner.

Cheruiyot, who trained professionally since 2005, by its own account, a half marathon was in 2007 in Eldoret in 1:03 h In 2008, he joined the training camp of William Kiplagat, who persuaded him to begin his first trip outside Kenya and the Frankfurt Marathon to. start As the organizers of the run had exhausted their budget athletes, the athlete paid for the trip out of his own pocket, with the assurance to get replaced by the organizer at a time under 2:14 his expenses.

At the Frankfurt race, his first run over the 42.195 km, he surprised the competitors and the professional world by focusing, at km 35 broke away from the lead group and aufstellte with a course record 2:07:21 h.

In 2009 he was the Boston Marathon in 2:10:06 h Fifth, the Rotterdam Half Marathon twelfth and the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:06:23 hours in second.

In 2010, he improved the Boston Marathon course record of his namesake Robert Cheruiyot Kipkoech by almost one and a half minutes to 2:05:52.

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot is the fourth of five children; his father died in 2007. He is looked after by the company Global Sports Management by Jos Hermens and is not related to the better-known marathon runners Robert Cheruiyot and Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot Kipkoech.

Personal Best

  • Half Marathon: 1:01:22 h, September 13, 2009, Rotterdam
  • Marathon: 2:05:52 h, 19 April 2010, Boston