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.
Cherono running the Amsterdam Marathon in 2017
|Born||7 August 1988|
|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.
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.
|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|
|New York City Marathon||-||-|
- "Cherono clocks 2:04:06 Dutch all-comers record in Amsterdam| News | iaaf.org". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
- "Degefa dominates, Cherono outsprints Desisa in Boston | News | iaaf.org". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 2019-04-17.