Lawrence Cherono (born August 7, 1988) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. He is currently ranked tied with Ethiopians Tamirat Tola and Asefa Mengstu for the 17th fastest marathon of all time based on his 2:04:06 run while winning the Amsterdam Marathon on October 21, 2018. He also won the Amsterdam Marathon in 2017, running a time of 2:05:09, setting the course record, which he broke in 2018.[1]

Lawrence Cherono
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Cherono running the Amsterdam Marathon in 2017
Personal information
Born (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 31)
Event(s)Marathon, half marathon

On 15 April 2019, Cherono won the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:07:57. He out-sprinted two-time Boston winner and World Championship Silver medalist Lelisa Desisa on the final block of Boylston Street.[2]

On 13 October 2019, Cherono won the 2019 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:05:45. He out-kicked three other runners in the final 200 meters to win the race.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2015 Seville Marathon Seville, Spain 1st 2:09:39
Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong, China 2nd 2:12:14
2016 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st 2:07:24
Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, United States 1st 2:09:39
2017 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2nd 2:06:21
Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1st 2:05:09
Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, United States 1st 2:08:27 CR
2018 London Marathon London, Great Britain 7th 2:09:25
Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1st 2:04:06 CR
2019 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 2:07:57
Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 1st 2:05:45

World Marathon Majors RecordEdit

World Marathon Majors 2018 2019
Tokyo Marathon - -
Boston Marathon - 1st
London Marathon 7th -
Berlin Marathon - -
Chicago Marathon - 1st
New York City Marathon - -


  1. ^ "Cherono clocks 2:04:06 Dutch all-comers record in Amsterdam| News |". Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ "Degefa dominates, Cherono outsprints Desisa in Boston | News |". Retrieved 2019-04-17.

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