Geoffrey Kamworor

Geoffrey Kamworor Kenya

Geoffrey Kamworor claimed his first marathon victory in 2017 when he held off compatriot Wilson Kipsang down the final stretch in Central Park to win the TCS New York City Marathon. The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon runner-up separated himself from the field with a 4:31 penultimate mile to finish in 2:10:53. He returned in 2018 to take third place at the TCS New York City Marathon in 2:06:26, the fourth fastest time in the history of the event.

The Kenyan has won the last three consecutive IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships and placed 11th in the 10,000 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics. On the track in 2017, he was sixth in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Between 2012 and 2014, Kamworor recorded three consecutive sub-2:07 performances at the BMW Berlin Marathon, placing third there twice and fourth once. His 2012 race of 2:06:12 remains his fastest marathon to date. In the lead-up to that race, a documentary crew followed his training for a film titled The Unknown Runner. Earlier in his career, he served as a pacemaker for Haile Gebrselassie and Patrick Makau in their world-record runs at the BMW Berlin Marathon.

Kamworor trains on the red dirt trails of Kiplagat, Kenya, where he used to run 5K to and from school every day. He was a hard-working student with aspirations of one day becoming a lawyer, and he was accepted to a college in the U.S. to study law, but instead decided to focus his career 100 percent on athletics.

  • Date of Birth Nov 22, 1992
  • Age 26
  • Gender Male
  • Country Kenya
  • Residence Kaptagat, Kenya


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2:10:53 1st
2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships  28:24 1st
2016 Rio Olympic 10,000m 27:31.94 11th
2016 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships 59:10 1st
2015 IAAF World Championships 10,000m 27:01.76 2nd 
2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (12K) 34:52 1st 
2014 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships 59:08 1st
2013  Ras Al Khaimah Half-Marathon
58:54 1st
2012 BMW Berlin Marathon
2:06:12  3rd


Year Event Place Time
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 3 2:06:26
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 1 2:10:53
2015 TCS New York City Marathon 2015 2 2:10:48

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