Geoffrey Kamworor

Geoffrey Kamworor Kenya

Geoffrey Kamworor took home his second TCS New York City Marathon title in three years, clocking in at a time of 2:08:13 to win the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. The 26-year-old pulled away from the group with back-to-back sub-4:40 miles at the 22nd and 23rd mile mark. The half-marathon world-record holder has now made the podium in all four of his TCS New York City Marathon appearances.

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 to New York in 2018 to take third with the fifth-fastest time ever on the five-borough course.

The Kenyan won two consecutive IAAF World Cross Country Championships before finishing third at this year’s event in Denmark. He is also a three-time IAAF World Half Marathon champion, and in September took 17 seconds off the half-marathon world record when winning the Copenhagen Half Marathon in 58:01. On the track, he placed 11th in the 10,000 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and was sixth in that distance at the 2017 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 in 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. He is coached by Patrick Sang, and trains every day with the marathon world-record holder, Eliud Kipchoge.


  • Date of Birth Nov 22, 1992
  • Age 27
  • Gender Male
  • Country Kenya
  • Residence Kaptagat, Kenya


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2019 TCS New York City Marathon 2:08:13 1st
2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon  58:01 1st
2018 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships   1:00:02 1st
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2:10:53 1st
2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships  28:24 1st


Year Event Place Time
2019 TCS New York City Marathon 2019 1 2:08:13
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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