Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

External news

Kiprono Cheruiyot ready for Frankfurt Marathon defence

When Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon, in his debut at the distance last year, there was a bit of confusion, since there was already a very famous compatriot, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who had already won the Boston Marathon four times, and a Robert Kiprotich Cheruiyot, who had run 2:08:13 back in 2003. Sure enough, when the following day’s news ‘cuttings’ came in from around the world, half the pictures were of the ‘Boston’ Robert K. Cheruiyot.

He, ‘Kipkoech’ then became a Muslim, and changed his name to Omar Ahmed, but it hasn’t really stuck.  “Nothing to do with me,” laughed ‘Kiprono’ this morning, back in Frankfurt to defend his title on Sunday (25th).

Fortunately the third Robert K isn’t running as well as he was six years ago. Nevertheless, we’d just better be alert to our Cheruiyots….Read More

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

External news

Former national 200m champion Steve Mullings was so confident he would make the team to the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany, he...

News Brief

ATLANTA — Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the 40th Peachtree Road Race with a time of 27:21 in his debut in the annual 6.2-mile...

Digital Results

Complete results from the Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championships (CAC) in at Havana’s Estadio Panamericano.


The page will show you the qualifying standards for the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, ITA from 8/12 July 2009. The championships...