Shadrack Biwott

Shadrack Biwott USA

Shadrack Biwott was the top American at the 2018 Boston Marathon, braving the rainy and cold weather to finish third in 2:18:35. Before that, he finished as the second American at three consecutive marathons, taking 10th at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, fourth at the 2017 Boston Marathon, and fifth in New York City the year before.

In 2016, he clocked a seventh-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in February. Between marathons that year, he recorded a fourth-place finish at the USATF Half-Marathon Championships in Columbus, OH, running 1:03:19, as well as an eighth-place 1:00:10 at the USATF 20K Championships in New Haven, CT. While tuning up for the TCS New York City Marathon in 2016, Biwott won the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half-Marathon in 1:01:55. Biwott’s brother, Duncan Kibet, had won that event 10 years earlier with a 1:00:22 performance, and would later win the 2009 Rotterdam Marathon in 2:04:27.

Born in Eldoret, Kenya, Biwott came to the United States as a teenager, living with his uncle, Simon Sawe—himself a 2:13 marathon runner—in Albuquerque, NM. Biwott then attended the University of Oregon, where he earned NCAA All-American honors four times with the Ducks. He became a U.S. citizen in 2012 and was the USATF Running Circuit series champion in 2013. In his five circuit races that year, he never missed the podium, taking second in the half-marathon, third in the 10K, second in the 20K, third in the marathon, and second in the 12K championships.

Though he trains for marathons in Michigan, Biwott lives in California with his college-sweetheart-turned-wife, Katharine, who works as a lawyer. Together, the couple are raising two children, Xavier and Eve.

  • Date of Birth Feb 19, 1985
  • Age 34
  • Gender Male
  • Country USA
  • Residence Folsom, CA, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time Place
2018 Boston Marathon  2:18:35 3rd
2017   Boston Marathon 2:12:08 4th
 2016  Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half-Marathon 1:01:55 1st
 2016  U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon 2:15:23 7th
 2013  Twin Cities Marathon 2:13:26 3rd
 2013  USA Half-Marathon Championships 1:02:24 2nd


Year Event Place Time
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 9 2:12:52
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 12 1:04:00
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 10 2:14:57
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 17 1:03:52
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2016 5 2:12:01
2010 Healthy Kidney 10K 10 0:28:57

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