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Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot

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ROBERT KIPRONO CHERUIYOT
KENYA

BIRTHDATE:
10 August 1988

PERSONAL BEST:
2:07:21 (Frankfurt, 2008)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

30April09 Boston Marathon 5th 2:10:06

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

25Oct09 Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon 2nd 2:06:23
26Oct08 Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon 1st 2:07:21

CAREER NOTES:

In his marathon debut and first trip outside Kenya, a young Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot surprised even himself in Frankfurt as he edged away from Stephen Kiogora and Wilson Kigen just after 35K to win and improve to course record by over half a minute, Lacking a world-class resume, he purchased his own airline ticket to get to the race and had to run sub-2:14 to get reimbursed. Cheruiyot's training partner and standout William Kiplagat persuaded him to enter the race based on his training results. Kiplagat has welcomed Cheruiyot into his home and has coached the athlete for three years.

PERSONAL NOTES:

Born in Bomet, Cheruiyot is not related to Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot or Evans Cheruiyot. Little know before his Frankfurt win, this Cheruiyot is determined to make his own name for himself in Boston by finishing on the podium.

HIGHLIGHTS:

26Oct08 Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon 1st 2:07:21 CR